WET: One Video Game You’re Not Getting Past The Wife

Wet_game Disclaimer 1: It’s not like I have to ask permission from my wife to get or play a video game or anything for that matter. I can do whatever I like. But I better understand the consequences. And there would be consequences if I plopped down a fifty on this title.

Disclaimer 2: I don’t play as many games as I used to. A little Madden here, a fair amount of Guitar Hero there. But I used to review games for a living and have something to say about this one.

WET: It appears to be an action packed game starring a female lead. I saw dozens of commercials for it this weekend. Over and over again I kept thinking “Gee, that name is not going to fly with moms anywhere if a kid wants it.” Clearly it’s aimed at the older male gamer. And, presumably, female gamer too.

A few reviews I’ve read say it’s a decent to above average third-person shooter, like the original Max Payne but with a definite nod to Tarantino’s Kill Bill. That sounds like something I might want to play if I had the spare time.

The one thing that wasn't on the commercials is that Eliza Dushku is the voice of the kickass female lead. Come on people, it’s Eliza Dushku. Heck, I think they should’ve made the character look more like her and called it “Dollhouse.” Would’ve made more sense and passed the wife/mom threshold a bit easier despite the M rating.