Wet is an acrobatic third person shooter. In it you play as Rubi who uses both guns and a sword to clear out anybody who gets in her way. Like a classic kung-fu movie there is a story but it only serves as filler to the fighting. The plot is just there to keep you moving from one area to another. The main thing is the fighting, and there is plenty of that. The developers have clearly designed it this way as the game plays out as a movie marathon complete with intermissions and a film grain effect.
Graphically the game’s style fits the game play perfectly. You are in a cheesy hack-n-slash movie and it looks like it. I turned off the film grain effect after a couple levels but even without it the look just fits. The game’s soundtrack is awesome! A good portion of it was created specifically for the game. Each time a new song starts it fits the section perfectly. There were times I would die and be frustrated, but then I’d respawn, the song would restart and it would instantly boost my mood and get me back into the game. The soundtrack alone is almost enough of a reason to get this game.
The main portion of the game is all about clearing levels of all the enemies while keeping your combo multiplier going. Taking out all the enemies in one chain nets you the most points that you can then use to upgrade your acrobatic abilities and weapons. To help keep your chains going you have the benefit of Rubi Time. When you are in an acrobatic move, like a flip, slide or dive, the game automatically goes into slow motion as soon as you start shooting. This allows you target additional enemies without taking as much damage in return. Additionally, while in Rubi Time, your second gun automatically targets a second enemy allowing you to earn bonuses for double takedowns. You start the game with dual pistols and as you progress you unlock shotguns, SMGs, and crossbows. The pistols never run out of ammo but for the other three weapons you have pick up ammo as you go. You also have your sword always available. You start off being able to use it only while on foot but you unlock the ability to use it while sliding, running up enemies, and jumping through the air. The key to long combos, and higher scores, is using the correct weapon for the enemies in the area and going from one acrobatic move to another.
In addition to the main portions of the game there are also blood rage and car chase sections. The blood rage portions have arena style areas to clear off all the enemies as fast as you can. In these sections the game goes to an all red, white, and black color scheme. During the car chases you do not have to do any driving. Instead you ride on top of vehicles while following along with quick time events to jump from car to car. Between the quick time events you shoot all of the enemies in the cars around you. Both of these sections help break of the pace of Wet nicely. Without them it would get repetitive as you fall into a pattern of doing the same attacks over and over.
Wet is almost the perfect weekend rental game. It is not too long, but still has enough content to keep you going for six or seven hours. It is a lot of fun the whole way through with a consistently challenging level of difficulty. I saw “almost” because it is not possible to get call of the achievements in one play through. It will take a minimum of four times playing through to get all of the achievements for various difficulties and modifiers being used.Yet, if you’re looking for a game to play through on a ling weekend Wet is a great game to pick.
Wet, Bethesda Software