Zero Punctuation: Wet

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I think that Yahtzee is right that the flying through air in slow-motion thing is abused in that game. It's like V.A.T.S. in Fallout 3 or that stupid slo-mo thing they do when you knock somebody out in fighting games. Hell, at its core it's even like the annoying ass rolling and making your character hop across the board thing they do in the infinite mario party copies they've made. I think what Yahtzee is trying to say is that any event which slows down the action of a game had better be fucking beautiful and used sparingly. If I were to use this mechanic in a game I would definitely try and put it in a FPStealth rather than a shooter, and the pistols she gets would each have to be manually reloaded. Heres roughly how it'd work if I magic fairies granted me the ability to make video games rather than just complain:

*Generic stealthy hero is sneaking*
*Some sort of guard is alerted, possibly along with other guards*
*The hero must choose to either shoot or hide*
*Hero enters dramatic slow motion gun firing event, some number of bullets are used up*
*Other guards are alerted by the gunfire and come to the area*
*Hero must run, hide or shoot if bullets remain*

I think if your reload time was limited like that than the stealth aspect of a game could be emphasized while still keeping the ability to kill enemies. The thing is that if your gunfire alerts more enemies than you are discouraged from shooting. Killing just one room of baddies could lead to you hiding under a desk three feet from a badly shaven guard praying to whatever god you hold sacred that your shaky hands can load that stupid pistol before he smells you out.

Also, I would like to see a movie that had quicktime events. If the entire audience didn't press a button when commanded it would restart from the previous scene, and every time after your first fail you'd be given an electric shock.

ROFL nice review

Yahtzee should do more "Game Developer Fan-Fiction" it's the best.

I like the Kaiser Chiefs reference

I don't know the game, but why is he bashing the girl? She looks fine enough, I think. Not showing enough skin?

Armored Prayer:
"I do not advertise googling 'Wet Box' with the safe search off."

Note taken, I cant imagine the results.

Did u actually look it up?

hmm... anybody else notice there are a strange number of probation-for-no-valid-reason's on the first page?

Liquid Paradox:
hmm... anybody else notice there are a strange number of probation-for-no-valid-reason's on the first page?

They commented before watching the full video, and have been probation-ed for commenting for the sake of commenting.

I think.

Does this amount of suspensions happen on every ZP thread? I dont go on these threads very often. OT,I really didnt expect much from Wet,seemed to be really generic and boring.

She really has such a "man face."

"I like the way that most people haven't watched the video, yet are already commenting.

User was put on probation for this post."

You can be put on probation for noting that people are not doing the right thing?

Anyhow, just as I was getting bored of watching yahtzee reviews...he releases this weeks episode and I can stop re re watching his old ones. Can't they be daily? Couldn't be *that* hard...

Hookman:
Does this amount of suspensions happen on every ZP thread? I dont go on these threads very often. OT,I really didnt expect much from Wet,seemed to be really generic and boring.

Ha ha, yes. Yes it does.

Yes! So glad you tore WET a new one. I played the demo and I thought it was the stupidest pile of garbage I've ever had the misfortune of playing. God, what an asinine over stylized piece of crap. Dead on with all your criticisms. Who the hell wants to play an entire game flying through the air in bullet time?
Probably the worst game ever associated with Bethesda. They need to check themselves.

Also, seriously developers, stop with the motherfucking quick-time events. They are the worst convention to hit video games ever. I hate them. HATE!

Yahtzee was pretty much spot on regarding his complaint that all the slow motion jumping through the air firing two guns gets old quickly. It really does; just like it did in Stranglehold. A game like Wet is the kind that you can play and really enjoy and get into for the first couple of hours, because it's mindless and fun, but then get bored of way before you reach the end simply due to it becoming mindless and repetitive.

You are encouraged by the game to go for the score mulitiplier icons and rack up the best kill combo over areas that are essentially stunt courses (this game did vaguely remind me of a kind of Tony Hawkes with shooting replacing the scateboarding element). There are also pretty badly designed platforming bits; and indeed it is often very difficult to see where is safe to jump to, particularly when Rubi goes into red,black and white psychovision mode.

Bit of a disappointment really.

if i go through 1 more quicktime event thats just made to shorten gameplay i will shoot myself.

ahahahahahahaha yahtzee you sick man wet box now your going to have nerds wacking it off evryday at real porn instead of hentai good video o and add me on xboxlive hers my gamertag widehondo

williebaz:
Yahtzee you should really think about reviewing ODST all the things you complained about are gone:
No Bloom (the graphics are usually dark)
No Schizophrenia (no horror from the flood this time around)
No "Pants on head retarded AI's" (you rarely encounter NPCs)

Read his extra punctuation on Scribblenauts. and most people think it is great and too popular, the reason that most people on here think that it isn't is because most people on here have an IQ higher that of the average neanderthal who plays it. Also, there is no bloom as the game is usually too dark and when you do meet an AI then they are just as dumb as those on Halo 3.

I really like your reviews but if you can do more reviews for PC Gamers like me it would be awsome ... Because I don't have the money to invest in any kind of console gaming :(

sethzard:

williebaz:
Yahtzee you should really think about reviewing ODST all the things you complained about are gone:
No Bloom (the graphics are usually dark)
No Schizophrenia (no horror from the flood this time around)
No "Pants on head retarded AI's" (you rarely encounter NPCs)

Read his extra punctuation on Scribblenauts. and most people think it is great and too popular, the reason that most people on here think that it isn't is because most people on here have an IQ higher that of the average neanderthal who plays it. Also, there is no bloom as the game is usually too dark and when you do meet an AI then they are just as dumb as those on Halo 3.

My IQ is 142 (official testing not online) :)

williebaz:

sethzard:

williebaz:
Yahtzee you should really think about reviewing ODST all the things you complained about are gone:
No Bloom (the graphics are usually dark)
No Schizophrenia (no horror from the flood this time around)
No "Pants on head retarded AI's" (you rarely encounter NPCs)

Read his extra punctuation on Scribblenauts. and most people think it is great and too popular, the reason that most people on here think that it isn't is because most people on here have an IQ higher that of the average neanderthal who plays it. Also, there is no bloom as the game is usually too dark and when you do meet an AI then they are just as dumb as those on Halo 3.

My IQ is 142 (official testing not online) :)

I never said that you didn't, just i said the AVERAGE neanderthal, but as you didn't read that then it might me a good idea to get it redone or at least think before you reply.

sethzard:

williebaz:

sethzard:

williebaz:
Yahtzee you should really think about reviewing ODST all the things you complained about are gone:
No Bloom (the graphics are usually dark)
No Schizophrenia (no horror from the flood this time around)
No "Pants on head retarded AI's" (you rarely encounter NPCs)

Read his extra punctuation on Scribblenauts. and most people think it is great and too popular, the reason that most people on here think that it isn't is because most people on here have an IQ higher that of the average neanderthal who plays it. Also, there is no bloom as the game is usually too dark and when you do meet an AI then they are just as dumb as those on Halo 3.

My IQ is 142 (official testing not online) :)

I never said that you didn't, just i said the AVERAGE neanderthal, but as you didn't read that then it might me a good idea to get it redone or at least think before you reply.

I'm sorry, it's just I just got the results back, and I've been bragging about it at every provocation

williebaz:

sethzard:

williebaz:

sethzard:

williebaz:
Yahtzee you should really think about reviewing ODST all the things you complained about are gone:
No Bloom (the graphics are usually dark)
No Schizophrenia (no horror from the flood this time around)
No "Pants on head retarded AI's" (you rarely encounter NPCs)

Read his extra punctuation on Scribblenauts. and most people think it is great and too popular, the reason that most people on here think that it isn't is because most people on here have an IQ higher that of the average neanderthal who plays it. Also, there is no bloom as the game is usually too dark and when you do meet an AI then they are just as dumb as those on Halo 3.

My IQ is 142 (official testing not online) :)

I never said that you didn't, just i said the AVERAGE neanderthal, but as you didn't read that then it might me a good idea to get it redone or at least think before you reply.

I'm sorry, it's just I just got the results back, and I've been bragging about it at every provocation

We all have our small indulgences.

You know some people where sayin that you had lost your edge, were becomin predictable, repetitive, stale and crusty like a Marmite sandwich that was dropped behind the couch, long forgotten, only to be discovered at 4am after an all night gamin session and devoured with out a second thought // But no, this latest video proves that you still got what it takes // The fire of hate and loading still burns bright within you

Run free Yahtzee, free like the wind

-M

Oh wow...

I was wondering why the first few guys got put on probation...

They replied before watching the video...

How odd...

People would do anything these days just to get a first post :|

From the beginning, Wet looked like a pointless quilt job, with nothing fresh or exciting to offer. The demo confirmed my suspicions.

Anyway, another hilarious review. Kinda hate how Pillock's still working when unemployment is so high. XD

wow, a Kaiser Chiefs reference

I'm still going to rent the game because to me it looks quite good. It has it's problems but if what he said is true then the loading times are the only thing that will bother me.

Just rented WET this weekend, and so far I have to agree with every criticism made in this video. I'll even add a few: 1) the on-rails portions have Rubi pivoting and aiming ridiculously slow with no hope of real accuracy for the most part and relying almost entirely on whenever QTEs come up or there's some special barrel to explode; 2) having to fight hordes of enemies in arena combat when they constantly respawn and you can't even see some of them at a distance (unless you do Rubi's signature dual aim them and even then it's not a given) is just annoying and stupid; 3) that's ALL the upgrades we can get? some shit for our guns and a few extra acrobatics moves? Rubi can run across a wall for 5 seconds, yet there's only about a dozen unlockable moves for her (I'm not counting the health increase, obviously)

thais review was an example of yahtzee getting back into humorous form. let hope this curve of sinicism continues its merrily scathing ascent.

The Pillock scene was so goddamn funny.

I'm gonna go google wet box now...

I recently rented Wet, and I have to say Yahtzee was pretty much spot on with this one. The slow motion thing is way over used, and the ending was a let down. I did manage to enjoy the game though, and have to say its at least worth a rental. Its short, about 8-10 hours, most of that being loading, and was actually fun in some parts. Plus, in some ironic twist of fate, despite Wet's mostly bland gameplay, it has one of the best soundtracks I've ever heard in a game.

yahtzee does it again

Wet, it was a bad game, and boy do I mean really bad. Actually, no, I take it back, it was an alright game, but that's all, it's so "Okay" that it's just boring. I couldn't finish the game because of how boring it was. It was fun at first, sure, with all of the fancy moves and whatnot, but it got repetitive and boring when you had to use those moves all of the time just to defeat enemies.

Holy necro.

who else actually searched wet box???

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