This is a rental only game! And you may not even want to do that. Lots of great ideas, poorly implemented. Horrible controls, choppy editing at times. The only way she can shoot well is when she goes into "bullet time". Wet plays like a whole series of challenge modes.
I gave this a 5 because of the graphics and style of the game and some of the music. If your curious and in between games, give it a try, that's why Gamefly exists.
You can have a pretty car with a great sound system, but it means nothing if the engine is busted. That's WET in a nutshell: stylish but rotten at the core.
The game is frustrating because you'll often have to come to a dead stop and crane the camera around trying to find out where to go next. I was stuck for an hour at one point because I couldn't spot the nearly invisible patch of fence I was supposed to slide under. The platforming sections just don't flow, and there's no sands of time rewind for ruby. If you mess up, you're starting over from the beginning of the section.
The combat is almost entirely in slow motion. Enemies can absorb insane amounts of punishment unless you get a headshot, so you basically have to jump and slide all over the place hoping your fancy acrobatics don't throw you off a cliff. Enemies get quite a few free shots at you, both from spawning in off camera and from Rubi's lack of any truly reliable defense.
WET, the newest action title put out by Bethesda, has a lot going for it. It has a kick-butt heroine in Rubi Malone, a gun for hire who's quite capable of producing mass carnage with her guns and sword. It's got a decent story, and a nice Grindhouse feel to it, complete with the film grain across the picture and the little ads that pop up making you feel you're at the drive in. It's got some incredible action sequences- the highway sequence near the beginning of the game stands out- and in interesting Rage Mode, where Rubi literally sees red. When the game works, it's a ton of fun- Rubi's got numerous acrobatic moves which puts her into slo-motion to help take out the bad guys. While it does get repetitive, it's still generally fun. But flaws soon raise their ugly head. While wielding dual guns, Rubi will auto target one enemy while you can target the other. Sadly, the targeting reticule can be tricky to get into position. The slippery controls extend to the platforming elements, leading to some unnecessary deaths. The Rage Mode, while cool looking, can also make things difficult to see where you need to go. Checkpoints aren't horrible, but they're placed inconsistently, and let's face it, replaying sections over and over due to cheap deaths can frustrate (the airplane sequence leaps to mind here). Still, all in all, the game is fun enough and the story good enough to keep you playing. The voice acting is fairly good (even if the lip synching is sloppy) and the soundtrack is fantastic. This is a lot like playing a Tarantino movie, so if you're a fan of his work, you should enjoy this game. I'd go with rent only, as its short length doesn't really justify the 60 dollar price tag, or wait until the price drops. It's worth trying, though. If you're a fan of over the top action and creating bloody chaos, WET may be the game for you.