Hello all. I remember how vivid this game was when I played it nearly a decade ago. A few days ago I caught myself reminiscing about Aquaria and had a gnawing sensation to find out right then and there if ever there was a final ending made for the story. I had hoped for news of a sequel years ago, but alas... I am sad that such a beautiful game did not reach the larger audience it deserved. I would certainly do what I could to fund a sequel, and if packaged together perhaps that could bring a whole new life into making revenue?
Okay, I see that a lot people probably had that idea already, and it just didn't come to pass for various reasons. I agree that having an ending to Naija's story would certainly help boost any new-combers who are wary to play a game with a questionable ending. (At the least I would love for one of the creators to release a synopsis of what ultimately happens to Naija and Li...otherwise we did all of that hard work only to have the sad, inconclusive ending.) As I find out more and more about the current situation, I realize the creators no longer care about this game, the characters, or the players who came along for the ride. At one time, yes, the creators were passionate for Aquaria, but to write such an irresponsible cliff-hanger ending and never follow-up is too much for me. If what NickonAquaMagna said is true in his second youtube review, then the creators may have lost their way before the game was even finished. Somehow that makes me feel hollow, for myself and the characters.
This forum post has brought new life into the game, I'm so thankful to you False.Genesis and all others who are putting heaps of time into an ending mod. It's the best I can hope for right now I think, and I'm thankful. I think I will look for my old Aquaria game download (lost somewhere when moving from multiple computers) just to try out this mod.
This mod looks like it will be thorough, not just in beauty but in story. Thank you! I also love the difficulty settings. I'm a light-to-intermediate gamer, so this prevents hours of frustration (or giving up) for a person like myself who no longer has time to hone awesome gaming skills. I was driven to watch Aquaria's ending on Youtube because I just couldn't beat those last couple of battles. And I'm glad the mod is not dumbed down for those with skills either. Win-win!
I'm happy to see more of Li! I enjoyed the love story and am excited to see some kind of fulfilling ending for the family. Thank you for not going down the "there are no happy endings" route. I have much faith in you guys.
Thank you to NikonAquaMagna for those video reviews. I was reminiscing so many beloved scenes again, and it helped to hear your thoughts on the game, the characters, and even the creators. Knowing that you also cared a lot for this game and felt hurt and frustrated regarding the lack of a conclusion or sequel was cathartic.
Update: Ah. This is funny. Apparently my graphics driver (which I checked was up to date) is incompatible with Aquaria. I'm running Windows 7, so that shouldn't be a problem. I got so hyped to try this mod, but I think it unlikely in my current situation. I'm not a tech wiz, or I would tweak my computer and force it to run the game.