All in all, Aqua is fun. There's no denying that. The question, however, is whether you should spend your time and money on this game as opposed to another one, and between the short length, gameplay problems, and freezing issues, it's hard to say that you should. Hardcore fans of free-roaming shoot-'em-ups shouldn't let this chance to visit the genre pass them by, but even they might want to try the less ambitious (but also less frustrating) Exisled, an amazingly fun Xbox LIVE Community game that sells for $5, first. We're interested to see what the developers do next, but we hope they focus less on telling a story, which is not their strong suit, and more on honing the basics.