Lazygamer – Wet Demo: Hands-On Preview

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So as you have already heard, the demo for Wet is available to download on the Xbox 360 and we have gotten our hands on it to bring you a hands-on with the upcoming action flick, I mean game.

Wet borrows its style from a mixture of Tarantino movies, with a specific nod to Kill Bill as your very angry gun and sword wielding leading lady Rubi takes out anything in her path with a gritty 80’s Grindhouse sort of feeling.

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It’s not too difficult to compare Wet to other games that you may have played in the past, as it has a similar feel to games such as Stranglehold and even Max Payne with acrobatic maneuvers that initiate a slow-mo mode that allows you to aim and shoot.

By sliding on your knees, jumping, swinging and wall-running you are able to initiate your main slowed-down attack mode which lets aim and fire with one gun while the other gun automatically locks onto the closest target. You can also use your sword to quickly dispatch of enemies in a spray of blood and is also usable in the slow-mo modes.

The game also utilises quick-time events as the demo ends off with you involved in a crazy highway chase requiring you to shoot at enemies while leaping from vehicle to vehicle by pressing the appropriate button at the right time, as you do.

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Visually the game is quite pretty from an artistic point of view and as stated previously borrows from an 80’s B-film style, with grainy film effects and a crazy kill-everything mode that switched the entire game over to only red, black and white as you massacre anything that gets in your way.

I am a little on the fence with Wet, as the game seems like it could be a lot of fun but the action’s pacing feels a little off as you are constantly required to use the slow-motion to fight. That being said, if you loved Stranglehold then there is a good chance that you are going to love Wet and if you are also a big fan of movies like Kill Bill, then you are in for a treat.

A big thank you goes out once again to the folks from iPeg.co.za for sponsoring the bandwidth for our downloads

Last Updated: August 26, 2009

Nick De Bruyne

Video games writer, editor and critic since ’08. Living and breathing video games, movies and cars since the 80s. Follow me on Twitter if you love tons of gaming talk, and @pennyworthrevs for fun stuff and links.

  • Boobs

    Why no preview of the PS3 demo?

  • Don’t think that I don’t know who you really are :ninja:

  • PeaceFist

    The PS3 demo isn’t out yet.
    I can’t wait for it.

  • Ruslan

    Err.. the PS3 demo was out on the PS Store like 4-5 days ago? I think I downloaded it over the weekend.

  • Boobs

    Hey, it’s the internet. I can do what I want, just like the other trolls.

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