Reader Review: WET

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This review was submitted by Ben Carey. If you’ve played WET, or just want to ask Ben more about it, leave your thoughts in the comments below.


WET (Wetwork) - A euphemism alluding to hands literally wet with blood. Do you need another reason to play this game? WET is basically Kill Bill meets Enter the Matrix. And if that’s not enough, you play as a super hot femme fatale, Ruby Malone, who kicks ass and takes names whilst wielding a samurai sword and automatic weapons. Ruby is out for revenge, and if you are any good, she will have just that.


Rage Mode: The aesthetic in general is fantastic, but Rage Mode takes the cake. It turns you into an artist; everything becomes shades of red and white, and the enemies’ blood becomes the paint on your canvas.

Music Score: The score is great; high-energy and retro tracks that works very well with the hectic and fast-paced nature of the game.

QuickTime Events: One of the most enjoyable things in the game is leaping from car to car (yes, whilst moving), sword in hand, slicing dudes up. Press X to be awesome.


Elements of Gameplay: Although the gameplay resembles that of Enter the Matrix, it is nowhere near as polished or fun to use. Sure, you can run along walls whilst shooting and execute Bullet-Time manoeuvres during combat; however, at times these mechanics feel flimsy and underdeveloped. I felt movement was an issue too, it feels very rigid and Ruby’s movements seem too quick and clean.

Dying: The most irritating element of the entire game. Whenever you die, it cuts to instructional screen and you lose control for ten seconds until you re-spawn. It’s very disruptive to the flow of the game.

So if you’re a fan of Kill Bill, QuickTime events or just good-looking games, check it out. It’s probably not worth the full retail price, but if you can pick it up cheap you won’t be disappointed.

Reviewed by: Ben Carey

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    Just a touch cheaper than retail in Australia + free shipping.

    Lets not forget that Ruby is voiced by Eliza Dushku! *wipes away side of mouth drool*

      Yeah except the problem with that is Dushku's hot *until* she opens her mouth. :P
      Seriously, watch Dollhouse or Tru Calling with the sound off, you'll enjoy it much more.

    Agree with everything, it's got problems, but it was certainly entertaining.

    Though a big Hated for me was the ending and 2 final bosses... completely disappointing! :(

    i managed to pick it up when i was in new york when toys r us in times square had a buy 2 get 1 free deal on all their ps3 games... my wallet cried as i walked out with 12 games :(

    I didn't even get through the demo. Shame on the reference to Kill Bill - my favourite action movie of all time and it's love just shrunk a little now that i think of this game.

    I just couldn't get into personally... and the musical score was something that was kinda off-putting. As if they tried way too hard to make it fun.

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