While most women are content on living the family life there are a select few that travel the globe kicking bucket loads of ass for money or the thrill of it all. Rubi Malone is one such ass kicking chick who does it for the money and the thrill. You see she’s a professional bounty hunter of sorts who can get pretty much any job done – for a price of course! During one such contract she gets betrayed by her employer and is left for dead. Naturally vengeance is on the top of her priority list once she recovers and so begins her blood soaked journey of retribution.

This is essentially the basic premise of WET, developer A2M’s latest effort. As you can see the game’s not too keen on providing an intricate plot and its one dimensional characters don’t help matters either. Rubi, voiced by Eliza Dushku can get pretty annoying and there were times when I prayed she would get owned hard. The rest of the characters including the bad guys are so generic and unforgettable I won’t waste time talking about them.

Over the top gameplay is the name of the game here and in that respect, the game delivers to a certain extent (more on that in a bit). All those who’ve played Max Payne would feel right at home with the game’s bullet time where you dive and shoot in slow mo. Rubi however has more moves up her repertoire like the ability to wall run and shoot in slow mo, or slide down a ladder while shooting in slow mo or slide across the room while – you guessed it – shooting in slow mo. As and when enemies get too close for comfort she can cut them up with her sword smoothly transitioning from gunplay to swordplay.

Publish date: December 16, 2009 11:32 am| Modified date: December 18, 2013 5:55 pm

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