WET Reviews (PlayStation 3)
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Our Users Say
|Acting||The quality of the voice or video acting.||3.3|
|AI||The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents.||2.7|
|Gameplay||How well the game mechanics work and the game plays.||2.9|
|Graphics||The visual quality of the game||2.9|
|Personal Slant||A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes||2.8|
|Sound / Music||The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition||3.3|
|Story / Presentation||The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC.||3.2|
|Overall User Score (10 votes)||3.0|
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GameFocus (Sep 22, 2009)
I am sure the “Grindhouse” graphics and audio will annoy some people to death, those brave enough to see the games beauty behind the rough graphic filters, rock-a-billy music and blood n’ guts gameplay will find much entertainment in this game. Certainly one of the few new gaming franchises that are a true must buy this summer. Rubi and WET totally rock.
GamersGlobal (Sep 19, 2009)
Gehirn aus und losballern – das scheint Wet auf den ersten Blick auszumachen. Wäre das alles, würden wir jedoch keine Kaufempfehlung an Erwachsene aussprechen. Auf den zweiten Blick ist Wet ein unterhaltsamer Actionstreifen mit viel Abwechslung. Umfangreiche Scriptsequenzen, Klettereinlagen und Quick-Time-Events lassen die Ballerei durch die linearen, aber stark unterschiedlichen Levels nie langweilig werden.
Kombo.com (Sep 22, 2009)
WET has the all important X-factor. Despite all the negatives, WET is a thoroughly good game since the style and combat carry the game to the end. If you are an action game junkie that wants something that hasn't been tried before, WET is your go to game. There are moments that will thrill and delight you as well as moments that will frustrate. The sum of WET is much greater than its parts and deserves a nod for all the impressive work that went into making a successful game Quentin Tarantino would be proud of.
Extreme Gamer (Sep 27, 2009)
WET is an aquired taste, and while some gamers will love to splash around in this off beat amusement of campy action, others will simply shake their heads. From an action standpoint, Rubi can lock and load with the best of them and what could have been a standard third-person action game turns into a unique and interesting breath of fresh air. Sure, WET has a few issues, mainly it’s a little too repetitive and lacks variety, but at least the same old repetitive action is fun. In a holiday season filled with franchise heavy hitters, WET is refreshing, and one title you shouldn't overlook. You might just be surpsied at how enjoyable this simple action game can be.
games xtreme (Sep 16, 2009)
WET is a brash game, a bold one and one that deserves a higher score than it has gotten so far. It is however let down by frustrating level design in places and for some people the sheer amount of slow-mo is somewhat overwhelming, personally, I liked it and could happily sail for hours through the air in various acrobatic moves plugging away at bad guys left right and centre using split-targeting and cool sword moves. It’s a game that’s worth playing even for the faults and if you liked the demo, the full game is so much better.
That Gaming Site (Sep 26, 2009)
Violent fun with dated tech. With more development time it could have been a must-have but instead, if you're not into exploitation cinema or b-movies, it's just worthy of a rental.
GameSpot (Sep 16, 2009)
Wet isn't a particularly pretty game, and a lingering awkwardness can interrupt the acrobatic platforming from time to time. Fortunately, you'll usually be too busy enjoying the action to notice. The combination of auto-target, free aim, and slow motion makes combat relentlessly entertaining, and the vigorous soundtrack and great pacing give the game a satisfying sense of momentum. Though there is a certain roughness to the action, Wet is still a raucously entertaining adventure.
Hooked Gamers (Sep 23, 2009)
I couldn't review this without having one quick joke involving the title, could I? I really enjoyed Wet. It definitely could have been better and a few tweaks here and there would have gone a long way. Yet it captures the grindhouse feel perfectly with its over the top story and gameplay, along with a great selection of music. It is this that makes the game a fun experience, one that I can easily recommend to anyone who loves an action-packed game.
Gamervision (Sep 25, 2009)
There’s quite a bit to enjoy with WET if you’re able to look past the flaws in the gameplay. WET had a chance to set a new bar for third-person action games, but it never has all its components working together at once to make a perfect package. Perhaps the best thing I can say about this game, other than the fact that I enjoyed it in spite of its shortcomings, is that I’m really looking forward to a sequel. WET is good enough that A2M deserves a chance to improve on the issues, and provide gamers with a true classic instead of a game that will end up like many of the movies that influenced it: a cult favorite.
Game Over Online (Oct 01, 2009)
The bottom line here is that Wet is one of those action games you can pick up, beat in an afternoon, master every which way you can in a couple days, and never really have any desire to pick up again. It’s a classic rainy day rental and in that capacity, as an unpretentious shoot-em-up, it works just fine. Just don’t buy it thinking you’ll be playing it for years to come, because you probably won’t.
Worth Playing (Oct 03, 2009)
All in all, Wet is a fun game, though it's marred by a terrible camera aiming system and the occasional stiff-feeling actions. I think this game is best enjoyed by a person sitting and watching someone else play. They'd get all the benefits of the cut scenes and cinematic sequences without the frustration that goes along with plummeting down the same building a dozen times because you can't find the next ledge to hop onto. The music is engaging and absolutely fits the theme, and the dialogue and voice work are stellar. If you really have no desire in playing or watching the game, I imagine you'll only have to wait three or four years for Hollywood to auction the script for "Wet: The Movie," starring Eliza Dushku.
Fragland.net (Nov 06, 2009)
WET is an "almost" title. The game has too many shortcomings to take on the big boys and due to a too short single player the replay value is extremely low. The story is thin as a hair and the special graphical style didn't really manage to blow me off my feet. Rubi's acrobatic moves look impressive but after a while the wow-effect disappears. Gamers that love Grindhouse and Tarantino may see something in this title but for the majority this will be a major disappointment. Test the demo before buying.
GameDaily (Sep 17, 2009)
Still, while it lasts, Wet is a fun ride. The non-stop action, 70's style presentation and imaginative stage design are just what we needed. Turn off your brain and enjoy.
NZGamer (Oct 06, 2009)
In the end the game gives you a dirty sense of satisfaction and some cheap thrills. I was almost ashamed at how much enjoyment I got out of a relatively shallow gameplay experience. The story mode (which takes place over 13 chapters) produces a solid seven hours of gameplay on a hard difficulty. The game has a certain amount of replay value to find little secret items or to beat your best combo - but few would probably bother. The addition of the Challenge mode however is certainly worth a visit and allows you to best your time across a variety of fun mini-game like trials. Those gamers who loved Afro Samurai will most likely get a kick out of this, but for others, WET might benefit from being a rental first to see if it strikes your fancy.
4Players.de (Sep 23, 2009)
Auf der einen Seite passen die wortkargen Charaktere und die ebenso kargen Kulissen wunderbar, auf der anderen bleibt im HD-Zeitalter und in der Post-Stranglehold-Ära der Wunsch nach mehr Details und sei es auch nur rudimentär zerstörbarer Umgebung ungehört. Dadurch hätten die spektakulären akrobatischen Gefechte mit ihrer leider viel zu mächtigen Zeitlupe deutlich aufgewertet werden können. Dennoch unterhält Rubi von Anfang bis Ende, da die spielerischen Elemente immer im genau richtigen Moment wechseln. Dennoch: Am Ende möchte man allerdings nicht so häufig WET zu sich nehmen, bis man einen Kater hat und mit einer wildfremden Frau im Bett aufwacht, sondern wendet sich lieber wieder einem distinguierten Whisky wie z.B. Stranglehold zu. Unter dem Strich ist WET die Software-Version eines Alkopops: Geht gut runter, erfrischt sogar kurzzeitig, kann aber ein vollwertiges alkoholisches Edel-Getränk nicht ersetzen.
1UP (Sep 15, 2009)
Admittedly, I was a little skeptical about being able to take Wet seriously when I first learned about it, what with its supposedly sexualized female hero, general over-the-top-ness, and of course, the title. I've come away with a completely different feeling towards the game having now experienced it, and am satisfied with the result. While it's not the most fantastic thing ever, a couple of its components -- namely the stylish presentation and the battle arenas -- are brilliant. Wet has the makings of a universe I'd like to revisit, but I'd want to see the same amount of polish that's been afforded to the wrappings in a follow-up.
Game Revolution (Sep 15, 2009)
Don’t get me wrong though. Wet is definitely enjoyable for those of us who like our action games with plenty of hack and extra slash, but like most of these titles, it’s not going to break the mold. Bethesda does a great job of creating the closest thing that we’re probably ever going to see to an in-game fight between The Bride and Gogo and the Crazy 88s, it just needs to offer more bang for your buck.
IGN (Sep 14, 2009)
Come for the blood, bullets, crude language, seedy characters and piles of dead bodies, but don't expect to find any lasting kind of satisfaction. With overly repetitive enemy encounters and an unsatisfying slice of slow-motion-centric action, Artificial Mind and Movement's WET, like the styles of film it apes, is filled with imperfections. It hits on a lot of the presentation elements, but when its issues are related to gameplay they're much more difficult to endure compared to something like bad lighting or cheesy special effects.
Thunderbolt Games (Nov 04, 2009)
In the end, WET can be a lot of fun in short bursts, but its combat is too shallow when placed in small, arena-based battles. It’s a shame because the limited amount of set pieces on offer are fantastic, they’re just so few and far between in what is a fairly basic third person shooter. Its visual style will definitely be the main pull, and the crazy punk and heavy rock music is an inspired choice that works well with the action and the lacklustre story. But sadly, style over substance rings true once again.
Jeuxvideo.fr (Sep 21, 2009)
Vous l'aurez compris, Wet est un jeu ne laissant que très peu de place à l'improvisation, manquant cruellement d'innovations, bien trop court, et pas franchement beau. Vendu aux alentours de soixante euros, il va avoir bien du mal à se trouver une place au milieu des nombreux titres à gros potentiel attendus pour cette fin d'année, même s'il est vrai que son côté « je tire sur tout ce qui bouge sans me poser de questions » peut facilement en satisfaire quelques-uns.
videogamer.com (Sep 15, 2009)
With no multiplayer to speak of, the only reason you'll play WET once you've finished the campaign is to hunt down all the collectibles (including mechanical monkeys), unlock all the extras, dabble in Points Count mode and better your Challenge Mode score. Some will enjoy this, but for most the game won't keep their attention long enough to justify forking out full price. WET is good fun for a couple of hours but ultimately it's a classic case of style over substance.
Giant Bomb (Sep 18, 2009)
The story of double-crosses and revenge feels pretty inconsequential over the course of Wet, but it manages to get the game's sharp dialogue across, so it certainly has its place. But that's probably the best thing that can be said about Wet, because the rest of its interesting moments get driven into the ground through repetition over the course of its 12 chapters. It's certainly not all bad, but more variety combined with its razor-sharp lead character could have resulted in a much stronger final product.
PSX Extreme (Sep 30, 2009)
I can see why Bethesda chose to pick up a game like WET as a publisher. It offers diversity for Bethesda, definitely. But at the same time, the gamble is that it's coming from an unproven developer, and as an all new I.P., it has a very small chance of selling well enough for Bethesda to consider it a good pick-up from Activision's table scraps. Bethesda is a company I do love very much, as they've provided gamers with some of the best RPGs of all time, and I do not wish the game maker any ill. So I hope that next time, there is no next time, and Bethesda stays away from publishing something as generic as this.
JeuxVideoPC.com (Sep 24, 2009)
Arrivé au bout de la dizaine de chapitres que propose le scénario de WET, on ressort déçu. Le jeu était sans doute trop ambitieux pour Bethesda qui pour un premier titre d’action n’a pas choisi le chemin le plus facile. Si l’on peut saluer l’effort et les quelques réussites notamment au niveau de l’ambiance, il est bien difficile d’adhérer au reste. Une impression de travail inachevé nous accompagne pendant tout le jeu. WET c’est comme un de ces films qu’on va voir parce que la bande annonce est cool et qui est finalement raté, dommage.
JeuxActu (Sep 24, 2009)
Pétri de bonne intentions, appuyé par une direction artistique fun et un concept barré, et introduisant une héroïne charismatique, WET avait tout pour plaire. Hélas, ses nombreuses approximations techniques (graphismes, maniabilité) et son gameplay un peu rébarbatif en font juste un énième jeu d'action à la troisième personne, qui se montre plaisant durant deux heures pour finalement lasser. Dommage, car le titre de Bethesda Softworks avait un bon paquet d'atouts dans sa manche pour devenir un défouloir bourrin et décomplexé comme on les aime. Espérons qu'en cas de suite, tous ces défauts soient corrigés, car nous serions alors les premiers à accueillir la sublime Rubi à bras ouverts, histoire de lui donner une seconde chance. Car elle le vaut bien.
Jeuxvideo.com (Sep 21, 2009)
WET partait sur de bonnes bases mais manque singulièrement de finitions tant sur le plan technique que sur celui du gameplay. Défoulant malgré tout, il pourra divertir les amateurs de gunfights mais il parviendra difficilement à les accrocher sur la longueur. Dommage car son ambiance originale et son héroïne trash ont le mérite de nous sortir de notre train-train ludique quotidien.