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''WET'' is a 2009 ActionGame in the [[strike:ThirdPersonShooter]] [[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation Spectacle]] [[InsistentTerminology Fighter]] genre, with an emphasis on over-the-top acrobatic fight sequences of the sort found in movies directed by Creator/QuentinTarantino.

The player takes on the role of Rubi Malone, hired gun and "problem fixer," who will take pretty much any job for the right price. She's got a reputation as one of the best in the business, so of course one day she gets double-crossed, almost killed, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking not paid]]. Incredibly pissed at this turn of events, Rubi sets off on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge that takes her across three continents.

The major gameplay innovation offered by ''WET'' is that ability to shoot while performing any action. You have a fairly standard repertoire of CinematicPlatformer moves; jumping, diving, wallrunning, etc., but you can shoot while doing any of these, and the game's style makes it essential to do so. Firing while running only lets you fire one of Rubi's two guns, but firing while performing any sort of acrobatic action will activate "acrobatic slo-mo," sending the game into BulletTime and allowing you to deal massive damage to your opponents by virtue of the fact that your reaction time and fire rate are an order of magnitude above any reasonable human level.

The game is presented in the style of a grindhouse movie, complete with film grain effects, little in-betweener cartoons, and, of course, ludicrously bombastic, over-the-top action sequences. The soundtrack is also [[AwesomeMusic/VideoGames totally awesome]], inspired by the '70s and reminiscent of the musical stylings of ''CowboyBebop''.

Oh, and Rubi is [[HeyItsThatVoice voiced by]] ElizaDushku which shouldn't be too surprising [[InksuitActor considering the kinds of characters she's played in the past]].
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!!This VideoGame provides examples of:
* ActionCommands: And plenty of 'em, especially during the car chase segments.
* ActionGirl: You get exactly one guess. Time's up. [[spoiler: [[CaptainObvious Rubi]]]].
* AfterBossRecovery: There's usually a bottle of whiskey to take a swig from (which restores your health completely) after the arena fights.
* AnimalMotifs: Rubi has a monkey motif, probably a reference to her ridiculous repertoire of acrobatic skills. Tarantula... [[ArachnidAppearanceAndAttire well, guess.]]
** Also, [[CaptainObvious Rat]] Boy.
* ArachnidAppearanceAndAttire: Tarantula.
* ArtShift: Just about the only thing different about the rage-mode levels is the red, white, and black coloration.
* {{Badass}}: Rubi, Tarantula and Ze Kollektor.
* BerserkButton: Rubi getting blood on her face is the trigger for Rage Mode.
* BlastingItOutOfTheirHands: Tarantula does this to Rubi in one cutscene. Rubi herself does it in several cutscenes.
* BoomHeadshot: Landing headshots, in addition to being the fastest way to take out your opponents, will net you a point bonus and a notification next to your point multiplier proclaiming "SKULL-CRUSHER."
* BoozeBasedBuff: Taking a swig from a bottle of whiskey fully restores Rubi's health.
* BottomlessMagazines: The [[RevolversAreJustBetter revolvers]] never need to be reloaded, nor do they run out of ammo. Ever. The shotguns, SMG's, and crossbows never need to be reloaded either, but they do have limited ammo capacity.
* BottomlessPits: It's fairly clear that none of these are ''actually'' bottomless, though in many cases it's too dark to see the bottom. There are some particularly stupid examples, such as a ''one-story drop'' near the beginning of the opera house level which kills you if you fall.
* BulletTime: Firing while jumping, sliding, or doing pretty much anything besides running activates "acrobatic slo-mo," enabling autotarget, increasing your fire rate, and enhancing your reaction time to inhuman levels.
* ByWallThatIsHoley: Towards the end of the 'Falling for Kafka' level, after having to guide Rubi around assorted falling plane debris, the player has to guide her through a huge hole in the middle of it.
* CameraAbuse: at one point, a basketball Rubi kicks crashes into the camera, shattering it.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Here we go."
* CheckPoint
* CinematicPlatformGame: Largely reminiscent of the ''[[PrinceOfPersia Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time]]'' trilogy and the (recent) ''Franchise/TombRaider'' games, with the additional element of being able to fire ([[ImprobableAimingSkills with perfect accuracy]], mind you) from pretty much any vantage point, including while hanging from ledges, while swinging around horizontal poles, and ''while sliding down a ladder upside-down''.
* CasualDangerDialogue: At the end of the game, [[spoiler: after deflecting two bullets with her sword, she is about to behead Rupert Pelham]] she comments, "Bummer. Sucks for you." This with her talking as if she had accidentally stepped in a rain puddle.
* [[spoiler:{{Cliffhanger}}]]
* ClusterFBomb
* CollectionSidequest: There are five [[CymbalBangingMonkey toy monkeys]] per level to find and collect.
* CrateExpectations: Ammo and point bonuses can be found in crates and the occasional other breakable object, and the monkey toy collectibles often hide behind stacks of crates.
* CriticalExistenceFailure: When you're low on health, the amount of film grain increases dramatically, and the color starts washing out, but Rubi remains as capable as ever.
* CutsceneBoss: After all the crazy-ass gunplay and swordination, [[spoiler:having the final showdown with Tarantula and Pelham being nothing but an extended series of PressXToNotDie]] is something of a letdown.
* DarkActionGirl: Tarantula.
* DisabilitySuperpower: Tarantula is blind, but it seems pretty clear by now that blindness will only make you better at things like aiming.
* DoesntLikeGuns: Ze Kollektor.
* [[DuelingShows Dueling Games]]: Rubi is very much a DistaffCounterpart to the RogueWarrior, who also had a uber violent swearathon game released at the same time as Wet.
* DualWielding: Ze Kollektor wields two swords. As mentioned in GunsAkimbo below, Tarantula's dual SMG's have huge underslung bayonets affixed to them, so she also demonstrates some characteristics of this trope.
* EliteMooks: The [[GatlingGood chaingun-wielding]] "Leaders." In addition to the fact that they take forever to kill, they also inspire the regular {{Mooks}} to be more aggressive. Also, outside of designated chaingun scenes, they ''have'' to be dispatched via ActionCommands.
* ElizaDushku: Playing one of her signature BadAss characters.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Rubi is shocked at [[spoiler: Trevor's]] death ([[spoiler: Pellum]] pretended to be his father and hired her to deliver him,) finding the real William Ackers and Zhi being hooked on drugs to betray his brother.
* EveryCarIsAPinto: All cars will explode after a few shots, even if you've only been shooting them in the ''windows''.
** They won't explode if shot during the car chase segments - they explode for entirely different reasons.
* EverythingFades
* EvilAlbino: Tarantula.
* EvilBrit: Rupert Pelham.
* ExplodingBarrels
* {{Expy}}: Doesn't this game and its main character...''[[Manga/BlackLagoon REMIND you of something???]]''
** The looks, the voice, the acrobatic flips, the Jerk With a Heart of Gold...[[BuffySpeak ness,]] the tendency to fly into a murderous rage. Yep, [[InkSuitActor real Slayer material.]]
* FakeNationality: Creator/AlanCumming (Scottish) voices Ze Kollektor (German) - of course, Cumming is certainly no stranger to playing [[{{Cabaret}} characters of]] [[Film/GoldenEye different]] [[Film/X2XMenUnited nationalities]].
* FanDisservice: In one scene, Rubi is stripped down to her tank top and underwear. She's also being given the ElectricTorture treatment by a nasty piece of work.
* FingerTwitchingRevival: [[spoiler:Tarantula.]]
* GatlingGood: The EliteMooks wield chainguns, and there are also sections where Rubi herself will get behind a mounted chaingun to kill waves of {{Mooks}}.
* GirlsWithGuns: Do you even have to ask?
* GirlyRun: Just about the only feminine trait Rubi has, unfortunately.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Ze Kollektor is covered with scars, [[AllThereInTheManual which he thinks of as "trophies"]].
* GroinAttack: Rubi seems incredibly fond of these. Killing enemies by shooting them in the nuts earns you a point bonus and a "BALL-BREAKER" notification next to your score multiplier, and killing the EliteMooks involves a short sequence of ActionCommands that usually end with Rubi cutting up from between the guy's legs.
** She seems to have a bit of a PsychoticSmirk going whenever she does it, too. It's actually a little unnerving.
* GunFu: Essentially the entire point of the game.
* GunsAkimbo: Rubi's preferred style. Her default weapons are dual [[RevolversAreJustBetter revolvers]], but you can also unlock dual {{Sawed Off Shotgun}}s, dual SMG's, and dual ''crossbows''. Tarantula also wields dual SMG's with massive underslung bayonets, effectively combining this with DualWielding.
* TheGunslinger: Rubi is a combination of [[ImprobableAimingSkills The Trick Shot]] and [[GunFu The Woo]]. Incidentally, one of the goals of the developers was to make the player feel like they were inside a John Woo movie.
* GunTwirling: A favorite move of Rubi's; short cinematics before and after every arena fight show her doing this.
* HandicappedBadass: Tarantula.
* HeroicBloodshed: The game was specifically designed to evoke the feel of this kind of movie.
* HeyItsThatVoice: ElizaDushku of course, but Creator/MalcolmMcDowell as the BigBad, Kim Mai Guest as Tarantula and Alan Cumming as Ze Kollektor.
* HighSpeedBattle: The car chase. [[SerialEscalation Rubi gunfights... while carsurfing... and jumping from car to car]]!
* HoodHopping: "Vehicular Carnage".
* IdiosyncraticDifficultyLevels: "Cake Walk" (Easy), "Hired Gun" (Normal), "Fixer" (Hard), "Femme Fatale" (Ultra Hard), and "Golden Bullets." Insta-kill bullets (for the player) and a very small amount of health. In other words, [[DevilMayCry "Heaven or Hell"]].
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Rubi can shoot perfectly accurately while ''sliding down a ladder upside-down''.
* InkSuitActor: Rubi is what an older [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Faith]] might look like. Creator/MalcolmMcDowell resembles the character he plays as well.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Rubi prefers a katana for close-up melee.
* LeapAndFire: An actual gameplay mechanic, and one you'll be using constantly, since firing while flying through the air activates BulletTime.
* LimitedWardrobe
* MultiMookMelee: The arena stages, where you have to blast up mooks while trying to reach the markers in order to shut down the doors that the mooks are spawning from, then mopping up anyone still standing before moving on.
* MusicalSpoiler: [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome Why Did You Lie To Me]] plays just before Rubi catches up with Zhi, who led her into a trap in return for drugs.
* NeckSnap: [[spoiler:Rubi does this to Tarantula. Apparently, even that isn't enough to kill her...]]
* NintendoHard: On the "Fixer" (Hard) difficulty, at least, there are plenty of points that will make you tear your hair out.
** And [[HarderThanHard it gets worse]]!
* ObviousBeta: One of the complaints leveled at the game.
* OhCrap: The loading scenes feature a monkey, smoking a cigar, with one of Rubi's guns pointed at it's head. As you might expect it leads to this trope.
* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler:Trevor Ackers at Tarantula's hands under orders from Rupert Pelham, and Rupert Pelham himself at Rubi's hands at the end]].
* OminousWalk: Rubi uses this trope at the end of the game as she [[spoiler: approaches Rupert Pelham]] and [[UpToEleven takes it to eleven]] by deflecting two shots with her sword.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Ze Kollektor, Tarantula, and Rat Boy.
* PetTheDog: For being queen badass Rubi does this several times, trying to reach out to [[TheMole Zhi]] and showing genuine concern over an ally at death's door.
* PressXToNotDie: Since ActionCommands feature fairly heavily in the gameplay, and the time block to execute them is generous, these don't actually end up being much of a nuisance.
* RedFilterOfDoom: When Rubi enters Rage Mode, this generally ensues.
* RevolversAreJustBetter: Rubi's default weapons are a pair of black custom eight-cylinder revolvers.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Most of the plot.
* RuleOfCool: Basically the only way Rubi can fire her revolvers at a combined rate of 16 rounds per second. That's 960 rounds per minute, comparable to machine guns.
** And that's ''before'' upgrading their fire rate. At all.
** Also, that's firing one semi-automatic weapon 8 times a second. Go ahead and try it. We'll wait.
* RunDontWalk
* ScoreMultiplier: It's automatically ramped up by killing enemies really fast. However, in boss battles, there are also one-time-only score multipliers that can be picked up (usually through acrobatic jumps) and stack with the regular multipliers.
* ShoutOut: The achievement for getting 200 total kills with the [[RevolversAreJustBetter revolvers]] is called "Revolver Onslaught," which sounds way too much like the name of a certain character from a [[Franchise/MetalGear certain video game series]] to be a coincidence.
* SlasherSmile: Rubi is wearing one of these as she leaves the Rage Mode segments.
* SpiritualSuccessor: It's ''{{Stranglehold}} where the protanogist is ElizaDushku instead of Chow Yun Fat.
* StockScream: The Wilhelm scream is used in the opening cutscene, even before the tutorial that shows you how to proceed to bloody murder.
* SuperMode: Rage Mode. The entire game world goes black, white and red, Rubi can now fire both guns while running (though it's still better to shoot in acrobatic slo-mo, since aiming is a hell of a lot easier in BulletTime), and her shots do much more damage. The player doesn't have the option to activate this at any time; rather, Rage Mode segments are pre-scripted sequences of the game.
** Golden Bullets mode counts, arguably, since every shot that Rubi makes is an instant kill.
* TattooedCrook: Rubi has tattoos on her arms, and Tarantula has a huge one that covers her entire back.
* {{Troperrific}}: Most definitely.
* UnflinchingWalk: After getting the heart for Ackers from Simmons she sets his car on fire making it explode because he called her a bitch. She engages in this trope as she walks away from it.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse?: [[spoiler:It's hard to tell what exactly happened to Ze Kollektor and Zhi.]]
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Rubi casually mentions in a cutscene that she hates flying. It comes up again later when she has to get on a plane to get a book for Kafka, but she deals with it pretty well.
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