Review: Wet

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This game was fun, for about as long as the demo lasts. I bought the game, finished it, EASILY in 3 hours, and returned it the next day....very disappointing. I had high hopes for the Tarrantino feeling game, but they were quickly crushed.

I had high hopes for this Tarrantino style game, but those were quickly crushed. i bought it, polished it out...easily...in 3 hours, and returned it the next day. Disappointing to say the least. Yes, it was fun for what it was, but it's definately a renter....at best.

I guess I'd have to try it first, but this review kind of convinced me to pick up the game sometime. So long as the mechanics are all used passably well, I'd be willing to put up with any amount of shitty dialog to hang upside-down and shoot things.

I think the game could have been better, but for being their first game, as far as I know, they did a decent job with a bit of originality.

my room mate got it and beat in a single sitting it does not look or play bad but it is some what short. and i wont give away the ending except for the fact its all qte which is kind of a shame.

Unfortunately I found the game to be quite disturbing with the female protagonist's constant crotch stabbing.

wait, so your only quarrels were quicktime events and repetitive environments?

well, that and bad acting.

I have to say though, It didn't look so fantastic watching the review supplement.

Bummer. I was skeptical, but cautiously optimistic about this game's prospects. It looked like it was either going to be stale and derivative or over-the-top fun the likes of which we hadn't seen for some time. Too bad the absolute best I've seen anyone rate this game is as mediocre.

I've only played the demo and that was enough.

I don't get this argument that if you aren't supposed to take a game seriously, then that excuses it for being shit.

Which WET is. Yes I know it's just supposed to be stupid fun which I can appreciate, but when that's all your game is riding on why not try throwing something, I don't know, interesting/original/well polished/good looking/funny/actually exciting in there?

After all, if it was a "serious" shooter, and you ran through a load of crappy environments then it'd be fine. On WET though:

"Don't mind the shit environments or character models, it's only meant to be a bit of fun."

Like I said, I've only played the demo, but that coupled with the reviews I've read and I've got a pretty good idea of what the game is like.

so the point of this game is "Stabby fun time yay!" pretty much. Oh wait theres guns so its "Stabby and Shooty time" my bad.

Mrsnugglesworth:
Can we see this "List?"

i want to see the list too.

Captain Pancake:
wait, so your only quarrels were quicktime events and repetitive environments?

well, that and bad acting.

I have to say though, It didn't look so fantastic watching the review supplement.

No, those weren't my only quarrels. Did you read the review?

Susan Arendt:

Captain Pancake:
wait, so your only quarrels were quicktime events and repetitive environments?

well, that and bad acting.

I have to say though, It didn't look so fantastic watching the review supplement.

No, those weren't my only quarrels. Did you read the review?

I'm sorry, you also said something about the plot being hollow and uninteresting. My mistake.

please don't hurt me...

I had this game preordered, then I canceled it because I figured I'd just wait until it got hit with a price drop. Still, I play the demo from time to time, so I will pick this up when it becomes cheaper.

And yeah, I also want to see the list.

I played the Demo a bunch of times. I was going to buy it, but then I figured out that the demo was deliberately showing me the highlights of the game (in their defense it's kind of the point), and that I wasn't really impressed with that.

In the wise words of one JC Denton, What a shame.

Captain Pancake:

Susan Arendt:

Captain Pancake:
wait, so your only quarrels were quicktime events and repetitive environments?

well, that and bad acting.

I have to say though, It didn't look so fantastic watching the review supplement.

No, those weren't my only quarrels. Did you read the review?

I'm sorry, you also said something about the plot being hollow and uninteresting. My mistake.

please don't hurt me...

And the controls are iffy. When they work, it's dandy, but they're inconsistent.

Maraveno:
From the demo I expected it to be nice

Yes the thing with the slides is of course a kick in the head

but you know? when I played the demo It didn't bother me

No let me correct that

I didn't bother to run

I guess in this game it's less a gimmick but more a new way of moving :)

anyway I suppose this is one of the so many C(+) games rating wise

But you know what? Crackdown was just like that a C(+) game ... And by god all who played it loved it

point being Mediocre isn't disturbingly bad it's what it is MEDIOCRE it's like good but with a slight undertone

good review though

Edit: Oh and btw for those who misunderstand me > I'm tired of people crying on the floor when their game doesn't have the graphic possibilities as big as to render their laptops useless at the highest setting
Or attempting to murder themselves over a crappy story

A simple example of games we should hate by most criteria would start off with public favorites like anything published by bethesda(yes including fallout and oblivion) Mercenaries 2 Silent hill(the entire series)
Mario games
And so on and so on

I mean really come on people

Bethesda doesn't bug-test their product before releasing it. I thought that was reason enough to hate them?

The major problem with most reviews of this game is the reviewer taking the game seriously. It's meant to be cheesy, it's meant to be stupid at points, it's like when I got saints row, my friends said it was dumb and I was dumb for getting it, I said don't take it seriously and you'll have a blast, he got the sequel when it came out.

This game reminds me of "Total Overdose" which was fun game but just not as good as it could have been.

Why the title is "Wet" still confuses me.

Snotnarok:
The major problem with most reviews of this game is the reviewer taking the game seriously. It's meant to be cheesy, it's meant to be stupid at points, it's like when I got saints row, my friends said it was dumb and I was dumb for getting it, I said don't take it seriously and you'll have a blast, he got the sequel when it came out.

I love a stupid good time as much as the next girl, I assure you. That's not an excuse for putting up with bad AI and iffy controls, though.

Besides, if you'll notice, I said there was fun to be had with the game. It just wasn't as good as it could have been.

Susan Arendt:

Snotnarok:
The major problem with most reviews of this game is the reviewer taking the game seriously. It's meant to be cheesy, it's meant to be stupid at points, it's like when I got saints row, my friends said it was dumb and I was dumb for getting it, I said don't take it seriously and you'll have a blast, he got the sequel when it came out.

I love a stupid good time as much as the next girl, I assure you. That's not an excuse for putting up with bad AI and iffy controls, though.

Besides, if you'll notice, I said there was fun to be had with the game. It just wasn't as good as it could have been.

No no I meant reviewers in general, I didn't word it right I suppose, I'm sorry for that. Many of reviewers from what I've seen (both professional and amateur) are giving this game a lashing for no reason, it has it's imperfections but it's fun. I truly think that's what a lot of reviewers are missing, that you play for fun not just pretty graphics.

Huh. That is exactly the same impression I got from the demo: full of great ideas and possible awesomeness, but so lacking in polish it hurts to think about. Particularly important is the flow-breaking.

And I'm sure everyone here would love to see that list *wink wink nod nod*

Snotnarok:

Susan Arendt:

Snotnarok:
The major problem with most reviews of this game is the reviewer taking the game seriously. It's meant to be cheesy, it's meant to be stupid at points, it's like when I got saints row, my friends said it was dumb and I was dumb for getting it, I said don't take it seriously and you'll have a blast, he got the sequel when it came out.

I love a stupid good time as much as the next girl, I assure you. That's not an excuse for putting up with bad AI and iffy controls, though.

Besides, if you'll notice, I said there was fun to be had with the game. It just wasn't as good as it could have been.

No no I meant reviewers in general, I didn't word it right I suppose, I'm sorry for that. Many of reviewers from what I've seen (both professional and amateur) are giving this game a lashing for no reason, it has it's imperfections but it's fun. I truly think that's what a lot of reviewers are missing, that you play for fun not just pretty graphics.

But that's not the major problem with the game. It's not the writing, it's not the graphics, it's the controls and the AI.

Those are things that are fundamentally important to being able to have fun in a game. Other reviewers may have focused on the graphics, but in this review they're mentioned in exactly one sentence, the focus is on the lack of polish.

Did anyone really expect this game to be good? I sure didnt.

JimmyBassatti:

Maraveno:
From the demo I expected it to be nice

Yes the thing with the slides is of course a kick in the head

but you know? when I played the demo It didn't bother me

No let me correct that

I didn't bother to run

I guess in this game it's less a gimmick but more a new way of moving :)

anyway I suppose this is one of the so many C(+) games rating wise

But you know what? Crackdown was just like that a C(+) game ... And by god all who played it loved it

point being Mediocre isn't disturbingly bad it's what it is MEDIOCRE it's like good but with a slight undertone

good review though

Edit: Oh and btw for those who misunderstand me > I'm tired of people crying on the floor when their game doesn't have the graphic possibilities as big as to render their laptops useless at the highest setting
Or attempting to murder themselves over a crappy story

A simple example of games we should hate by most criteria would start off with public favorites like anything published by bethesda(yes including fallout and oblivion) Mercenaries 2 Silent hill(the entire series)
Mario games
And so on and so on

I mean really come on people

Bethesda doesn't bug-test their product before releasing it. I thought that was reason enough to hate them?

well I suppose yes..

Maraveno:

JimmyBassatti:

Maraveno:
From the demo I expected it to be nice

Yes the thing with the slides is of course a kick in the head

but you know? when I played the demo It didn't bother me

No let me correct that

I didn't bother to run

I guess in this game it's less a gimmick but more a new way of moving :)

anyway I suppose this is one of the so many C(+) games rating wise

But you know what? Crackdown was just like that a C(+) game ... And by god all who played it loved it

point being Mediocre isn't disturbingly bad it's what it is MEDIOCRE it's like good but with a slight undertone

good review though

Edit: Oh and btw for those who misunderstand me > I'm tired of people crying on the floor when their game doesn't have the graphic possibilities as big as to render their laptops useless at the highest setting
Or attempting to murder themselves over a crappy story

A simple example of games we should hate by most criteria would start off with public favorites like anything published by bethesda(yes including fallout and oblivion) Mercenaries 2 Silent hill(the entire series)
Mario games
And so on and so on

I mean really come on people

Bethesda doesn't bug-test their product before releasing it. I thought that was reason enough to hate them?

well I suppose yes..

I found another reason to haet them.
[spoiler= YOU SEE THIS?image[/spoiler]
Bethesda haets big ol' wrinkly puppies. Do you really want that? Well, do ya, punk?

JimmyBassatti:

Maraveno:

JimmyBassatti:

Maraveno:
From the demo I expected it to be nice

Yes the thing with the slides is of course a kick in the head

but you know? when I played the demo It didn't bother me

No let me correct that

I didn't bother to run

I guess in this game it's less a gimmick but more a new way of moving :)

anyway I suppose this is one of the so many C(+) games rating wise

But you know what? Crackdown was just like that a C(+) game ... And by god all who played it loved it

point being Mediocre isn't disturbingly bad it's what it is MEDIOCRE it's like good but with a slight undertone

good review though

Edit: Oh and btw for those who misunderstand me > I'm tired of people crying on the floor when their game doesn't have the graphic possibilities as big as to render their laptops useless at the highest setting
Or attempting to murder themselves over a crappy story

A simple example of games we should hate by most criteria would start off with public favorites like anything published by bethesda(yes including fallout and oblivion) Mercenaries 2 Silent hill(the entire series)
Mario games
And so on and so on

I mean really come on people

Bethesda doesn't bug-test their product before releasing it. I thought that was reason enough to hate them?

well I suppose yes..

I found another reason to haet them.
[spoiler= YOU SEE THIS?image[/spoiler]
Bethesda haets big ol' wrinkly puppies. Do you really want that? Well, do ya, punk?

first note : spoiler fail

Second note : Well how can you not be mean to wrinkly puppies?

they're not cool and they never were!

Maraveno:

JimmyBassatti:

Maraveno:

JimmyBassatti:

Maraveno:
From the demo I expected it to be nice

Yes the thing with the slides is of course a kick in the head

but you know? when I played the demo It didn't bother me

No let me correct that

I didn't bother to run

I guess in this game it's less a gimmick but more a new way of moving :)

anyway I suppose this is one of the so many C(+) games rating wise

But you know what? Crackdown was just like that a C(+) game ... And by god all who played it loved it

point being Mediocre isn't disturbingly bad it's what it is MEDIOCRE it's like good but with a slight undertone

good review though

Edit: Oh and btw for those who misunderstand me > I'm tired of people crying on the floor when their game doesn't have the graphic possibilities as big as to render their laptops useless at the highest setting
Or attempting to murder themselves over a crappy story

A simple example of games we should hate by most criteria would start off with public favorites like anything published by bethesda(yes including fallout and oblivion) Mercenaries 2 Silent hill(the entire series)
Mario games
And so on and so on

I mean really come on people

Bethesda doesn't bug-test their product before releasing it. I thought that was reason enough to hate them?

well I suppose yes..

I found another reason to haet them.
[spoiler= YOU SEE THIS?image[/spoiler]
Bethesda haets big ol' wrinkly puppies. Do you really want that? Well, do ya, punk?

first note : spoiler fail

Second note : Well how can you not be mean to wrinkly puppies?

they're not cool and they never were!

Well, damn it >:[
And, NO! WRINKLY PUPPIES ARE CUTE! CUTER THAN...ERR... WELL... YOUR FACE!

Played the demo. Wasn't longer than a couple minutes before deciding the game wasn't right for me. The acrobatics would be great if it were an occasional stylistic embellishment on your trail of blood, but to have to set yourself up for a flip or a wall run for every trash mob that goes down...having to run back and forth across the room just to set yourself up... that felt pretty lame.

I thought the name of the game made sense given that for a long time folks called jobs involving murder "Wet Work".

At least I've heard that terminology a ton.

for...no reason...at all...>_> <_<...

Sad to say, but this actually looks pretty much like a Tomb Raider in an urban environment...

The recommendation was cold Susan.

Funny enough review and it looks to have quite a few problems.

Jon Etheridge:
I was actually sorta kinda thinking about picking this up but not anymore. I guess I'll wait for the sequel, "Dry".

Ya should be good, I might just wait for the trilogy tho, "wet, wet, wet"

So the whole playing the entire game in slow motion wasn't boring to death? From the demo I found that outside of slo-mo mode you took too many hits so I just kept jumping and shooting until everything was dead. It got exceptionally boring especially with the Gauntlet style monster generators. Does this change part way through the game?

Looks like an interesting game, maybe a rental. Though I've been doing more PC gaming than Console gaming lately. What with DDO being free to play, and I'm also trying out Nexon's Dungeon Fighter Online.

But like many many other people in this thread, I would also like to see the
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