"WET is a Highly-Stylized Third Person Shooter That Seamlessly Blends Gun Play, Sword Kills and Over-the-Top Acrobatics to Create the Ultimate Interactive Action Experience."
"WET takes action games to a completely new stylish level! GamingXP
When Rubi Malone, a gun-for-hire, agrees to fix a wealthy mans problem by finding and bringing back his wayward son, she thinks the job is going to be cut and dry. She thought wrong. The job turns out to be more complicated than expected and the man who hired her isn't who he appears to be. On the run and looking for the man who betrayed her, Rubi is leaving a massive body count in her wake.
"WET is a very good game that any fan of shooters will enjoy. Jonathan Marx, CheatCodeCentral.com
"...succeeds being a decent third person action adventure game. Andrew Bistak, ImpulseGamer
"...succeeds being a decent third person action adventure game. Andrew Bistak, ImpulseGamer.com
"WET has taken the third person shooter genre and turned it completely on its head... TheSixthAxis.com
GameFocus.com 8 of 10
WET is a seamless integration of intense gunplay, death-defying acrobatics and exciting swordplay. The game tells the story of Rubi, an acrobatic gun-for-hire. When she agrees to help a wealthy man find and bring back his wayward son, all hell breaks loose and the tables are turned, as the man who hired her isn't who he appeared to be. Now Rubi's on the run, needing to find the man who left her for dead and leaving a massive body count in her wake. Innovative 3rd person shooter gameplay: With her trusty twin custom made Colt Pythons, Rubi gracefully engages in amazing, cinematic high-body count gunplay against diverse and challenging enemies. Along with her guns, Rubi has an arsenal of death-defying acrobatic moves. Her incredible agility allows her to climb on ledges, slide under obstacles, swing on poles and run along walls. Rubi's sword is an instrument for deadly close-quarter proximity attacks. Rubi will unleash a flurry of multi-staged stylized attack sequences...WET is certainly one of the most entertaining 3rd person shooter we have seen in a while. Mixed with some samurai sword play and acrobatic wall running similar to what we have seen in the past with Prince of Persia is very easy to say that WET borrows plenty of gameplay ideas from a few games. This is not bad at all because it works for the most part...The rest of the game works well from the sword fights, gun play and acrobatics in many different levels ranging from the desert, London and Hong Kong. Each area has its own look and you will find yourself in many situations from the standard slow motion gun play to just using your sword to finish off a room full of bad guys...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.
- Brian Edey
GamingAge.com 8 of 10
Do you like trashy movies? Artificial Mind and Movement (A2M) asks this question pretty directly with their original actioner WET. Serving as a decent shooter, Wet doubles as the best example of emulated grindhouse cinema outside of Quentin Tarantino...On the sheer base of game design, WET is a pretty typical modern third person shooter. Things like slow-motion, automatic targeting, and the ability to chain together kills into a score-boosting combo have become a complete and utter norm for the genre. Some acrobatic skills such as wall-running, sliding, and jumping off of and against objects (including villains) are in the game -- nothing revolutionary, but the whole thing comes together quite nicely...Style-wise is where WET shines. A2M have made the game a tribute to trashy drive-in flicks from front to back. If the developers merely stopped at a woman seeking violent revenge plotline with a film grain filter over it, the whole thing would have been pretty average. Instead, A2M went the extra mile and threw in every single grindhouse cinema cliche: missing reels, loud music, gory strikes against the patriarchy, midgets, torture, backstabs left and right, fanciful characters that come and go as they please with no real explanation, and even the showcase of a terrible band that was probably either cheap or friends with the film crew. Alongside all of that are what seem to be legitimate trailers from the era that advertise everything from the reinforcement of God and Country in the Cold War to "Chilly Dilly" pickles. It helps to reinforce the gimmick even further and proves to be a rather nerdy experience for any B-Movie geek...When put into perspective, WET isn't a revolutionary marvel of gameplay. The same sort of elements seen in practice have been in several other games already to varying degrees of success. Artistically, however, the game is one of the most interesting and most well-done games of the past decade. While other games have taken on the idea of a game emulating a certain type of film, WET is the first to truly embrace it.
- Tony Barrett
WonderWallWeb.com 8 of 10
Ladies in games tend to come in two categories, the buxom eye candy that sends the teenage boys to a quiver or the brainy athletic type that girl gamers love to play as. Well now there is a new girl in town for both groups to enjoy, Rubi, the kickass mercenary for hire that would turn even Marcus to putty...Rubi is a merc for hire that takes on the more dangerous and violent missions, hence the game name WET, which refers to wetwork missions where the blood toll will be extremely high; sounds good already eh? The story starts with Rubi working for an underground boss's son trying to reclaim his father's replacement heart. After the prologue the game starts in earnest with you travelling the globe trying to locate the son you had once worked for and taking vengeance for being double crossed and played for a fool...The immediate snap judgement will be to sideline this with the action classic Stranglehold and you won't be far off it. However once you move away from the short alleyway and run and gun sections the game stands on its own. Each chapter is split into segments, at points you will be locked in a room for an arena fight with continually spawning enemies, you need to destroy the locks on the doors in these areas before you can move on. There are some quick time events involved in some stages but fear not, these are so well done that your heart will be in your throat, the first instance of this you are involved in a crazy high speed car chase on a motorway, jumping from roof to roof and taking shots at gangsters with cars and trucks flying all over the place. The balance of QTE events seems a little disproportionate to the rest of the game, at times it really works but near the end the game will rush through and dispose of the final boss characters with a few button presses, a little disappointing after all of the hard work put into the game...Away from the main game are some unlockables that are available upon completion. There are four difficulties in total plus a Golden Bullet mode with one hit one kills. The other modes are Boneyard Challenge where you visit Rubi's home to carry out some against the clock assault courses and the Points Count mode where you can replay levels to get the highest score possible. These are fun add-ons but with no leaderboard they do seem a little pointless...WET is one of those games that will be played to death and then gather dust, never to be thought of again, which is a shame as the Rubi character is a welcome change to the usual sexist approach to gaming. WET is definitely worth a try but be warned of the short lifespan.
- Dan Pearson