Sorry for the late reply, everyone! Nellie and I have both been a bit busy with work lately, but it cheers us up every time we see a new comment or review here. xD Thanks again to everyone who has taken the time to leave their thoughts on our game - we really appreciate it!
I should also mention that we recently updated the Android version of a2
using the new and improved RAPT. The new version (1.06) fixes several errors, improves the chapter gallery using Replay(), and reduces crashes. So if you haven't tried the Android version yet, give the newest update a go.
Haha, no pressure! I'm glad you liked the game and the theme song (Gerald's music is awesome) so much. I'm also glad that the characters managed to win you over, even though they might not be the types you usually go for. ^^ And I'm sure you are very tough! That makes it all the more flattering to hear our story had an emotional impact on you.
I used to study Chinese too, but I haven't practiced in a long time. D: So I can definitely relate to not understanding Hao most of the time!
Wah, thanks so much for your lovely in-depth review! I really enjoyed reading your interpretation of "We Are Legend" too. ^_^ To tell you the truth, I can't hear what some of the lyrics are either, haha, but I think Gerald might try to do a better recording when he has more time.
I'm really happy that the art and story left such a good impression on you! As for the sequel, the remastered version will have an expanded bonus chapter/short side story set after the main game, so I guess that is kind of like a sequel? Haha, maybe more like a mini-story. We are still brainstorming ideas for it, so let us know if there is anything in particular you would like to see!
Our thanks go to you for playing our game! It really makes all our work feel worthwhile to hear from players like you who enjoyed it.
I'm glad you liked the language barrier concept and the different endings!
The friendship ending is actually my favorite because I think it's the happiest! ^_^ The love ending is definitely more bittersweet, and the "bad" ending is...a total troll end? Ahaha, we had a lot of fun coming up with all the crazy random things for it!
And yes, the remake should have a longer epilogue! We originally wanted to do a longer bonus chapter, but ran out of time. ^^ So it will be one of our top priorities for the new version.
And yay, thanks for the Pirate Mermaid support! Pirate Mermaid is actually my and Nellie's main focus right now, so we're going to try and finish that first before returning to a2.
I'm so flattered that you think our work could be commercial, and that our story was able to move you! (blush) We were definitely going for a romantic comedy, sweet drama type vibe, so it's great that it worked in that regard.
I'm also glad you liked the original music! We are big fans of Gerald Ko, so we felt really lucky that we got permission to use his songs. I also adore the orchestral arrangement of "We Are Legend" that Nellie did. <3 Her chibi pictures were my favorite arts as well! But actually, one of the things I'm happiest about is that you noticed the extras! I spent a lot of time near the end of the month coding the different sections, but wasn't sure if people really use them. It feels more worthwhile now!
Thanks a bunch for doing a review on our game! I'm very glad you enjoyed it.
Aaaah omg, thanks so much for the fanart (and the cheesecake)!
Your drawings are so amazingly cute - I just saved them to my computer so I can admire them forever. <3 I can't want to see little Hao colored. <3 <3 <3
I'm glad you enjoyed the characters and writing! I relate a lot to certain parts of Sona and Hao's stories as well, so I really wanted those emotions to be properly conveyed in the story. As for the music, I am also super fond of the orchestral version of the theme song - Nellie did an awesome job arranging it so quickly! Also so very happy you noticed the extras too (cries tears of joy). We spent a big chunk of time designing/coding them near the end of the month, so I'm inordinately happy whenever people use them! And yes, improved CGs are one of our top priorities for the remastered version. Let us know if there were any issues in particular that you definitely think should be addressed.
Thanks for trying the mobile version! Lol, the romance ending actually does have a kiss! Maybe you got the friendship ending instead?