First Impressions: Wet

100393959920070821115815There are certain advantages to having a faux UK PSN account. It’s kinda fun to see the alternate covers and place holders for some of the games I’ve already seen in the US version of the PSN. Another neat advantage is getting a jump on some of the content that is released overseas before it shows up over here in the states.

images-1A prime example of that is a demo for the game “Wet,” from Bethesda studios. Up until now you probably heard the name Bethesda and thought of massive sandbox RPGs like Oblivion and Fallout 3. This game could not be any farther from those if it tried. Wet is a very action oriented game with loads of acrobatics and gun play. Think of it as a game based on a pulp action film written by Quentin Tarrentino and Directed by John Woo.

The only game that I can recall being any where close to this style, would be “Total Overdose” for the PS2 and Xbox. Wet isn’t as campy and really doesn’t play up the humor like that game did, but never the less they are similar. Both titles are all about action and will allow you to stack your kills into combos and multipliers, that you could get more points. Fast and furious game play is what they are both all about.

She's pissed now!

She's pissed now!

You play as Rubi Malone, voiced by Eliza Dushku. She is a tattooed, gun toting, sword wielding, ass kicking mercenary, on the hunt for a package. Along with the extensive weaponry, she has many different moves at her disposal that she can use to take down foes from all angles. She can run on or up walls, “bullet time” jump through the air, and do a pretty snazzy slide on her knees, all while lighting fools up with two pistols that you NEVER have to reload! Imagine being able to swing a sword so hard that you can literally lop off a hand in the blink of an eye.

Rubi has one more tool for destruction she can use. I don’t know the name of her focus ability (since it’s just the demo,) but I can imagine it will be known something along the lines of Blood Rage. When she enters this almost trance like state, she sees red, literally. Everything becomes one of three colors, red, black, or white. During this period she can shoot guns faster, and with much more lethal efficiency. It’s a very stylized and extremely fun way to dispatch your your enemies, and it’s pulled off beautifully.

Wet was a game that I had only heard of weeks ago, and knew nothing about, however, after playing the demo, I can’t wait to see what else there is to discover in the full release. In other words, I can’t wait to get my hands … Wet. Huh… Huh… anybody?

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