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This review is from: WET (PS3) (Video Game)
I rented this, played it , then sent it back with a profound feeling of gratitude that I hadn't actually paid money to buy it. Even at its current massively reduced price of about a tenner, I still wouldn't want it. Frankly, if someone offered you this for FREE, you'd probably regret saying 'yes'.
In fact, the massive price drop probably tells you most of what you need to know about the game.
The sad thing is, there's really a good game in there somewhere. It just never quite gets out.
In theory the control system should make the game an utter joy to play, stringing together lots of increasingly acrobatic moves as you decimate your opponents. In practice I found it fiddly and annoying - but that may be just a personal thing.
What annoyed me more is that training 'challenges' which (IMO) should be optional scenarios have been made an essential part of the game. If you're playing the game because you like the story (such as it is), this will drive you crazy. You have to beat the clock on a tedious series of assault courses before you can get back into the story.
And that's before I even start on the REALLY lazy game design - sections of this game seem to have been written on the principle: "The level's really short, so let's make it so that the player has to die, over and over and over before they 'get' it. That will make it seem longer."
Well, sorry, Game Designers, but you really need to memorise this motto: "Frustration does not equal fun." Frankly, life's too short and there are too many GOOD game to play.
Graphics and animation are also lazily done and quite shoddy. It looks like something created about a decade ago.
I came to this game with very low expectations, but still I was hoping for more than this.
Emphatically not recommended