WET Demo Impressions

By Joel Taveras

September 1, 2009

When I first downloaded this demo I have to say I was initially let down. I downloaded it on the PS3 first and was subjected to what I believed to be lackluster visuals. I quickly thought to myself “uh-oh” another inferior PS3 multi-platform title. I then turned on the 360 and downloaded it for that platform. To my surprise they were the same thing! In other words, WET isn’t doing too much in the graphics department from what can be seen in this demo. But what it lacks in graphics, it makes up in gameplay and fun.

The main protagonist Rubi (voiced by the super hot Eliza Dushku) is a blood lusting, sword swinging, dual-wielding bad ass. To recover from damage in battle (and you will encounter plenty of damage) you have to take “swigs” from conveniently placed imitation Jack Daniels bottles scattered throughout in order for Rubi to “numb the pain.” The demo displays 3 segments of the game. The first segment is obviously the 1st level in the retail game as it plays as a tutorial that shows you the plethora of moves available at your disposal. The second was the “murderous rage” mode which is triggered when Rubi get’s blood on her face and then all she can see is white, black, and red. The third is a highway chase sequence, that makes the highway chase sequence from The Matrix Reloaded look like Driving Miss Daisy as you will literally jump from car to car while shooting bad-guys and slicing off any exposed appendages. With that said, besides the language, this title is rated M for a reason.

To put it simply, WET is the game that would be made if Quentin Tarantino and the Wachowski Brothers worked with the teams from “Stranglehold” and “Devil May Cry.” From what I’ve played I think it’s safe to say that WET will probably not be winning game of the year accolades, but will it be fun? Hell yes! Stay tuned for our review of WET as the release date is just around the corner.

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Joel Taveras

Joel Taveras is one of the founding members of DualShockers. He hails from New York City where he lives with his wife and two sons. During his tenure with the site, he's held every position from news writer to community manager to editor in chief. Currently he manages the behind the scenes and day-to-day operations at the publication.

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