How wet will Wet make you get?

When relaying states of personal excitement, a lot of game journalists like to talk in terms of wetness. Like: "This game looks so awesome it made me wet". We do our best to avoid such analogies on GamesRadar. However, when Bethesda showed us Wet recently we thought we'd get into the spirit of things by measuring how 'wet' we got through the duration of the demo. So, FYI, here's a breakdown of how wet all the bits of Wet made us get.

Note: Wet doesn't have anything to do with actual liquid wetness. It's mostly about a hot assassinette that likes jumping about and killing bad guys. Wet is scheduled for release on PS3 and 360, Fall 2009.

Wet heroine and ultimate fantasy woman. Hot. Sexy. Strong. Good with weapons. Is flexible. Wears tattoos. One of her favourite things is killing bad men. We saw her torch a guy doused in gasoline without so much as batting one of her perfectly textured lashes. She's a badass with a nice ass.

Check her out:

Much to our dismay, Bethesda did go to great lengths to explain that Rubi isn't some cynical sexy gimmick. She won't be objectified or exploited for the sake of mere titillation or juvenile thrills. So there's not going to be any bikini costume changes or naughty spank-her-bottom mini-games. Shame.

How wet did we get? Some involuntary salivation and subsequent build-up of mouth fluids.

There's lots and lots of this. The pistols Rubi dual-wields have an infinite supply of ammo and never ever need reloading. So you can just keep killing men with gay abandon for as long as there are men on the screen that need killing. Other weapons will include shotguns, sub-machine guns and a crossbow that fires exploding rounds. These will all have a finite supply of munitions.

And then there's Rubi's big sword. Ideal for slicing off limbs and sticking through guts when the fighting gets a little more intimate and cosy.

Prolonged bouts of linked together killing is rewarded with points and style multipliers. Points can be used to upgrade weapons, but definitely won't be used to buy Rubi an alternate bikini costume. We'll say it again. Shame.

How wet did we get? A cold clamminess on the palms of our hands. Killing always makes our hands clammy.

It's been around a bit, but we still love us some bullet time. And Wet looks like one big huge slow-motion orgy of fancy-looking killing. Rubi does a lot of running up walls, back-flipping, sliding about on her knees and so on. And every time she engages in some wild act of acrobatica, slow-mo automatically kicks in.

Better still, there's no limit to how long it can be activated for. The motion will stay slow for as long as Rubi keeps chaining moves together. And when moving in the manner of diminished velocity, Rubi can also target two enemies simultaneously with her pistols. Half the speed. Double the kill.

How wet did we get? A noticeable lubrication behind the knees.

One section involved Rubi jumping between moving cars while in pursuit of a man in a suit that had stolen her handbag or something. Predictably, this was a QTE bit. So it looked great and exciting with cars flipping over and sparks flying everywhere and crashes and near misses. But it was still just the QTE bit, so regardless of how cinematic and action-packed it looks, we're sure it'll play just as mechanically as most other predictable QTE bits in other games.

How wet did we get? Not wet. Dry.


  • bandit1017 - May 4, 2009 8:21 a.m.

    that is gay i can get more horny looking at pron grow up guys
  • shockolate - May 3, 2009 10:46 p.m.

    guuuuurrrrrrlllllll gamer
  • Dudeman47 - May 2, 2009 1:29 a.m.

    I don't see the big deal.
  • Superdude576 - May 1, 2009 7:41 p.m.

    ....this game looks lame. Tomb Raider>Wet Wet is a Tomb Raider/PrinceofPersia/runofthemillgame/[insert random game name here) clone. Yippee.
  • Spybreak8 - May 1, 2009 5:24 a.m.

    Now Bayonetta is a game that they're trying to sell with sex, this is more so bullet time and super awesome violence lol. It looks fun to play even though it might not be anything new yet it looks like it has all the old things that were good. re-captcha: reclaim Fuel
  • Demonflare - April 30, 2009 11:29 p.m.

    Dam! That Rubi girl is HOT! So hot that Im gonna get this game. 4real :P
  • jonbooey - April 30, 2009 10:40 p.m.

    What's up with all the "Rage" modes in games lately? My problem isn't the mechanic of the mode, just the fact that it's called "Rage". I like Matt's description better - Batshit crazy killing frenzy mode, though it may catch on better if the 'frenzy' is dropped and simplified to B.C.K. mode. Kinda harks to doom and the BFG9000 naming scheme.
  • StupidTownColonStupidStateColon - April 30, 2009 9:27 p.m.

    Doesn't look to bad, I have some hope. Everyone seemed to be negative towards this. I know it will get at least a 7. Although I know it might not I'm leaning towards better than bad though. Re-captcha: Hitlers vigilante
  • charley235 - April 30, 2009 8:51 p.m.

    i agree im getting pissed off with attractive videogame females. we need a good game with your avergae girl who isnt that hot< or like a 60 year old grandma spy
  • rxb - April 30, 2009 12:35 p.m.

    'Normal guys' are much more acceptable in games as we can see ourselves in them. Normal girls are mostly[ but not only] seen in casual games not aimed at guys. This looks like a western Bayonetta without the demons.
  • Ravenbom - April 30, 2009 4:51 a.m.

    Well, there's just enough underboob in the last picture that I give this article 6 glasses of water out of the daily recommended 8.
  • derringer83 - April 30, 2009 4:29 a.m.

    First off I gotta say I'm not terrible excited about this game because it seems to be a massive ripoff of all kinds of games such as Stranglehold. But thats ok, if it turns out to be a better looking Stranglehold, I'll play it anyway. Next I'd like to point out to flourine that "'normal' girls" don't really do it for a game. Just like you don't really ever see any "normal" guys as the main character of any game. You hear alot of reviews claiming that your just an everyday average joe that happened to crash into the ocean (bioshock) but really there's nothing normal there cuz you still kick the bleeding shit outta everyone you see. Normal doesn't sell. Normal is boring. Sex isn't needed to sell in theory but since a girl protaganist basically needs to be super amazing... sexyness is a bi-product. Guy characters tend to super-freaking durable and rough around the edges and super-macho. Girls are freakishly acrobatic, tough and... well sexy. And that's how it should be. Unless you're into dykes. re-captcha: oped tennis
  • iluvmyDS - April 30, 2009 2:34 a.m.

    I am tired of these damn bullet time obsessed third person action games. They should become what World War II games were, something you make fun of for the sheer volume of them. I am sick and angry of this bs.
  • DonkeyPuncher - April 30, 2009 2:18 a.m.

    yeah, it seems like this one really isn't bringing anything new to the table. and what is the deal with the unlimited ammo and no reloading??
  • jar-head - April 30, 2009 1:12 a.m.

    matrix? But better.
  • RamenDragon - April 30, 2009 12:13 a.m.

    @fluorine's original comment: I know someone's gonna say it, so I guess I will: Portal. And, like EcoEclipse said, they made it pretty clear that Rubi won't be used as a sex object. How about reading the article before you complain about it next time, eh?
  • EcoEclipse - April 29, 2009 11:55 p.m.

    (Responding to Fluorine's original comment.) Did you not read this article? They made it clear that Rubi is not meant as a sex object. So yes, just once we did get a female game character that is not a sex object. (Although by saying "female game character," well, there's a lot of those. Maybe "female protagonist" would have been a better choice of words.
  • fluorine - April 29, 2009 11:49 p.m.

    to RooringRA: LOL, I know I know...E cup in bikini give a bit of healthy shake, there you have it, that alone can sell any game (dead or alive beach volleyball, anyone?)
  • RooringRA - April 29, 2009 11:35 p.m.

    @ flourine: No way! whats the fun in a video game with a female if she isen't wearing a Bikini. The reason game devolopers do that is becouse thats what sells, the only game to do have a female without showing her body is Samus from Metroid but even at the end of the game they showed her in a bikini
  • fluorine - April 29, 2009 11:25 p.m.

    For once...I mean...just for once...Can we have a female game character who's NOT a sex object? Can we have a normal pretty girl wearing normal active clothing? Why Marcus Fenix can wear those heavey gears, we girls have to wear bikini (or something alone that line)? I know sex sells, but sex is not the only thing that sells. Good action, clever level design, great storyline, solid character buidling also sells, and they sells better in the long run.

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