A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Wet is meant to be an over-the-top, roadhouse-style action game -- heavily influenced by retro Hong Kong and Hollywood movies -- that never really takes itself seriously. But the main character is a gun-for-hire who is above the law, and kills anyone who gets in her way. She is meant to be a heroine as she is exacting justice against "bad guys," but her gory means doesn't send a good message.
Positive Role Models
With her violence, drinking, and profanity, Rubi isn't a good female role model. She is a hired gun looking for revenge, rather than letting the law handle these thugs. There are far better female role models in video games, such as April in Funcom's The Longest Journey.
Ease of Play
Control issues plague this game, which might frustrate players. It has a steep learning curve to figure out the complicated controls. For example, sometimes Rubi can hop over a small ledge, while at other times, the game won't let her do it while in the exact same spot. Also, every jump goes into slow-motion, which can make it harder to time moves.
Violence & Scariness
Wet is quite violent, bloody, and gory. The game is an over-the-top brawler, whereby the main character, Rubi, can use guns or swords to take down multiple enemies. Blood spurts out of fallen enemies, and characters can have their limbs cut off or be beheaded (in a cut-scene sequence). Blood splatters on the floor and walls.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
While no sexual content is seen or heard by the player, there are inferences and suggestive scenes, such as one where a nurse gets off her knees in front of a male character and wipes her mouth (suggesting that she just performed an oral sex act).
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The game is chock-full of profanity, including random swear words such as "sh-t," "motherf--ker" and "d-cksucker," as well as phrases like "walk the f--k out the door," "I don't believe this sh-t," and "I f--k you up!"
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Rubi, the main character, drinks alcohol throughout the game, plus there are mentions of drugs and drug dealers. In one scene, green and leafy plants are lined up in a warehouse, as if to imply marijuana.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this Tarantino-like, third-person shooter game is certainly not for young eyes (or ears). While not pushing the envelope, it's pretty close to it, as it is full of violence, gore, sex, alcohol, drugs, and profanity. Between it's slice-and-dice action (some shown in slow motion), where the female gun-for-hire leaves a bloody body count in her wake, and the very frequent obscene language, parents should take heed to this game's suggested rating that it is only appropriate for players age 17 or older.
Is It Any Good?
While the game drips of style and attitude, it also comes off as trying too hard to be cool. For example, every single time Rubi jumps into the air or slides across the floor, it kicks into slow-motion -- therefore losing its dramatic effect after a short while. The game also contains so much swearing that it, too, loses its edge and comes off as plain silly. While the game follows a somewhat linear path, the game isn't a disaster -- Rubi's acrobatic moves and combat techniques can be fun to master -- but less-than-responsive control often translates to a frustrating experience until you can get over the learning curve. New modes can also be unlocked once the story campaign is completed, adding to Wet's replayability. However, depending on whether or not you like this type of over-the-top violent game, you might not have the desire to return to the action.
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