- Estimated difficulty: 7/10.
- Estimated time to platinum: 15-25 hours.
- Minimum number of play-throughs needed: 4.
Trophy breakdown: 41 (26 , 10 , 4 , 1 ).
- Offline: All.
- Online: None.
- Missable trophies: None.
- Glitched trophies: None.
- Does difficulty affect trophies? Yes.
- Do cheats disable trophies? Not applicable.
- Special hardware required for platinum? Not applicable.
Introduction: WET is a game about a woman named Rubi and her exploits as an assassin. She is tenacious, sarcastic, angry and almost always drunk. You play as Ruby and carry out her blood-thirsty quest for money and/or vengeance. Sounds cool, right? Well, unfortunately, the execution (pun intended) leaves much to be desired. The game-play in WET is a limited and very monotonous combination of platforming and “matrix-style” gunplay. If you go for this platinum, you will endure the endless drone of constant gunshots that is accompanied by background music that sounds like it was made from a garage band of 12-year-olds. Add to the mix some pretty crappy controls and a mediocre story and you’ll find yourself very frustrated very quickly. Ironically, all this adds up to you relating more with your in game character as you progress through the game. Now, this game is not without any redeeming value. There are sections that handle well enough and occasionally you’ll enjoy a funny/interesting cut-scene. Moreover, by the end of your platinum run, you’ll have mastered the quirks of the game and it won’t seem that frustrating. Sadly, this seems more like a consolation prize than an honest reward. No matter how you cut it, this game will take some time to plat. Below I’ve organized how I think the best way to go about doing this is.
Step 1: Play through Story Mode on Fixer (Hard) difficulty. There is not much more to say here. I personally followed the Monkey Toy collectible guide for this play-through so I wouldn’t have to worry about it ever again. Honestly, that can wait, since this run will primarily be a massive crash course in how to play this game. Here are some things that you should keep in mind for this run:
- Remember to upgrade your pistol damage and fire rate as you go along. Since this weapon is the only one with unlimited ammo, you will often find yourself relying heavily on it. Therefore, it makes sense to have it as strong as possible. This is particularly important with respect to Chapter 11. Unless you conserve all your SMG ammo from Chapter 10 or have your pistol damage fully upgraded, you're in for a hellacious ride (literally).
- Related to the tip above, do not bother trying to accumulate enough credits for the "Keep Your Balance!" trophy, since you'll want to spend your credits on upgrading yourself and your weapons.
- You should try to rack up as many kills with each weapon type as possible to build up your count towards the various kill trophies.
- Do not waste your time trying to get a gold medal during the various weapon orientation sequences, since these times do not get recorded in your challenge mode stats. (Unfortunately, I learned the hard way. )
Step 2: Play through Story Mode on Femme Fatale (Ultra Hard) difficulty. This difficulty is only unlocked once you’ve beaten the game on Fixer difficulty. The only thing the difficulty changes is how much damage you take and how much damage the enemies take. Having played the game once and having had your ass handed to you many times over, you’ll be more than prepared for this. I honestly thought that this difficulty was a lot easier than Fixer difficulty, but this is again most likely due to the fact that I knew exactly what to expect at each stage. I would still hold off on collecting the Monkey Toys and just get through this mode as quickly as possible. That said, you should still be working towards hammering out those kill trophies. Again, don't waste your time trying to accumulate enough credits for the "Keep Your Balance" trophy. That can wait for the next step.
Step 3: Play through Story Mode on Golden Bullets difficulty. This difficulty is only unlocked once you’ve beaten the game on Fixer difficulty. I thought this was the easiest mode by far. Enemies die with a single shot. The down side is that you also take much more damage, but as long as you stay in the “matrix bullet-time” then you should be fine. It is during this run that I recommend doing the following:
- Collect all the Monkey Toys. See the “Monkey Obsessed!” trophy for details and guides.
- Accumulate 50,000 skill points in your “bankroll”. See the “Keep Your Balance” trophy for details.
- Fully upgrade Rubi’s abilities and weapons. See the “Hey Big Spender!” trophy for more details.
And, of course, you should still be working on those kill trophies.
Step 4: Play through each chapter in Points Count Mode and beat the target scores. You unlock this once you’ve beaten the game (on any difficulty). See the “Target Score Junkie!” trophy for details about this mode.
Step 5: Go to the Boneyard. Another mode that is only unlocked once you’ve beaten the game (on any difficulty). Here you will want to kill all the scorpions. See the “Scorpio” trophy for a guide. The bulk of your time in this mode, however, will be spent on getting gold medals for all the challenges. See the “Total Bone-Head” trophy for more details and guides.
Step 6: Clean up. There should only be a handful (if any) trophies left for you to get at this point in your progress and they should all be kill trophies (and the platinum). All of these can be farmed via chapter select in Points Count mode. If you did not fully upgrade Rubi and her weapons or if you did not get 50,000 skill points accumulated, you will have to start a new game for just those trophies.
Conclusion: If you’re looking for an easy platinum (or a really fun game), you’ve come to the wrong place. But if you’ve found yourself in the world of WET and you are compelled to get the plat, then I hope this guide helps you.
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