Review of chapter "Chapter Fifty-Two" from Edman
Looking forward to the sequel.
Review By [Edman
] • Date [26 Feb 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Twenty-Six" from HMaxMarius
Okay... I know it has been a while since this was written... but I see a recurring theme showing up again in Chapter 26... Namely, lack of research resources for the X-COM/SGC alien tech captures...
Hello! Ask for volunteer researchers to go visit Harlan!!!
Review By [HMaxMarius
] • Date [16 Jun 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Three" from Davelister
Very interesting so far, this xcom I'm not overly familiar with, although most of the enemies and tech are the same as xcom:eu, the staff cannon HWP (to me known as a S.H.I.V.), general looting and rifiling of staffs, while not done quite the same way as in this are very similar to 'Stargate: project arctic circle' which is a very good fic in itself. While I've only read the first three chapters it looks very promising
Review By [Davelister
] • Date [14 May 13] • Rating [7 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Thirty-Seven" from Lydia
The story overall is good, but overtime there are some serious issues which are seemingly popping about half way thru which make the story distasteful. Considering that the Replicators at one point are supposedly done for more or less due to SG-1 trapping them in the time field, something Loki would be aware of, why would he continue antagonizing Humans from Earth so much? Sooner or later with the Replicator gone it would be expected his people would start to be able to divert resources in dealing with his excess and he might be willing to mess up with humans, but several ships of the Asgard Fleet? Loki would need to be suicidal at one point to keep annoying the humans of Earth, because whatever happen even if he find a way to save his people he won't be able to justify not being executed or stuck in a cell for the rest of his pitiful existence for it.
Also their are a few events which are just stupid. They saved the Android Reese, yet didn't save the Fifth? Why? Its not like he was any worse than her, by basically betraying him they win nothing, they could have won a useful ally there is they had separated him from the four others. Its a pretty damn dumb decision to choose to sacrifice him again like in the original. Another thing is Loki taking away Sarah / Osiris, at this point why couldn't that just be let to change, and instead we'll have her stay a slave for years and possibly to her death just for the sake of convenience? Just so they can replicate similar episodes later when Daniel will be back and have a damn hard time recapturing them and freeing her from Osiris, its just bloody idiotic.
Ultimately I find the quality of the story to be dropping along the way, the appearance of developments which makes less and less sense and are turning more and more annoying in cases, also it sucks since I noticed the sequel to this seem to have been abandoned years ago... well so much for this story.
Review By [Lydia
] • Date [12 May 13] • Rating [7 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Fifty-Two" from Brazouck
I'm a french reader, and even with the effort needed to read a story in foreign language, I enjoyed it a lot !
I'm not a great fan of SG1 (see all of them, but it is too much, "grand public" as we say in france, that means, SCIFI for everyone, like star wars you know, real geeks loves trek !), but I love XCOM (except the last one :) ).
It was epic, beautiful, and Ive spent lot of my worktime reading this, thanks, wait, not thanks :
Merci, merci beaucoup pour tout ce rêve.
I let you translate :p
Review By [Brazouck
] • Date [26 Nov 12] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Fifty-Two" from Inoeth
After reading this entire story from start to finish in two days, I am absolutely astounded at your work once again Hotpoint. I've now read most of your fics and have loved every single one of them. If you have but one fault, its that you tend to let your epic stories become too big to finish (your Illyria (Buffy) series is a great example of a story that seems to have gotten too big for its britches and has sat unupdated in too long.)
I absolutely love the way that you've meshed the two stories together seamlessly even though I had never played X-Com, it worked perfectly in this series and as a direct result you've made earth more realistic in its military approach to the 'alien' problem and seamlessly blended all of the timelines wonderfully. Your fic works far better and reads like a true novel as compared to some of the 'solutions' that SG1 originally used that were just ridiculous and created far too many dues ex machinas to solve their problems.
I cannot wait to start devouring the sequel and will review that as soon as i get to the end of it (and seeing how its not done yet- i urge you- even before reading it (yet) UPDATE!!!!
Thanks so much,
An avid fan of your work- Inoeth
Review By [Inoeth
] • Date [24 Feb 12] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Fifty-Two" from TheNamelessOne
I don't really know what to say, but I basically registered just to say: thank you for making this.
I enjoyed every word of it. I'm a big fan if X-COM, and I was only marginally familiar with the Stargate universe, so almost every chapter was fascinating sprinkled with awesome.
I seldom read nowadays, but this had my daily routine reduced to either working or reading this.
Well written, only 2 points where I winced a bit (the event horizon and the electromagnetic spectrum, guess I didn't have enough suspension of disbelief there) and when Andianov was actually happy to see Daniel! :) I had to read that thrice before I was convinced it was actually written.
The notes at the end of each chapter helped immensely.
Excellent, and I'm definitely going to recommend this to people.
I'm actually afraid to start reading Terra From the Deep, as I'm going to be reading it in every spare moment, but I can't wait to see the Ori walked over!
Review By [TheNamelessOne
] • Date [28 Jan 12] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Forty-Six" from Addlcove
great story and a truly enjoyable read, one note though, I think you should change the Plaque to read "We came TO war for all of mankind" makes more sense.
Review By [Addlcove
] • Date [26 Nov 11] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Fifty-Two" from Bushranger
Two Chryssalid claws up!
Review By [Bushranger
] • Date [13 Nov 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Fifty-Two" from TheLurker
Awesome! Within an hour of first becoming aware of this story, it was one of my top 2 all-time favorites ;) Having played Xcom and other similar games and being a big fan of SG-1, i agree with a previous poster - you explained elements of both better that they explained themselves, and anyone who can write a crossover that doesn't have obvious seams where the two were forced together is worth reading more of.
Comments from author:
Thanks for the review. Glad you're enjoying the XSGCOM universe :-)
Review By [TheLurker
] • Date [27 Mar 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Fifty-Two" from Sdarian
Great job on this! I'm really looking forward to reading the next one. Also, you've rekindled my interest in X-Com, so double bonus there! Keep up the great work!
Comments from author:
Hope you enjoy the continued XSGCOM storyline as much :-)
Review By [Sdarian
] • Date [12 Mar 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Fifty-Two" from GhanjRho
Before I found this on SpaceBattles, I did not even know that X-COM existed, though I am a big fan of Stargate. The adjustments you've made to the SG-1 universe are seamless, and in many cases work better than what "really" happened. The work you put into merging the canons (naquadah/elerium, Sectoid/Asgard) work beautifully, and really add to the unified 'verse feel.
Comments from author:
>The adjustments you've made to the SG-1 universe are seamless, and in many cases work better than what "really" happened.
Review By [GhanjRho
] • Date [17 Jan 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Fifty-Two" from CageFire
OK, at first I really didn't like this story too much, as the initial attitude of X-COM wasn't very good. It sounded /way/ too much like the attitude of all those stupid military types in the movies that always screw everything up with the friendly aliens. Like my dad has said to me before, in most of these movies it makes the military look bad. Where all these scientists are all sending out peaceful invitations to alien life, but if they got here they'd be shot out of the sky and chopped up on an examination table. Luckily it seems they've had the SGC to rein them in a little. Heck, it seems like they kinda rubbed off on each other over the course of the fic.
Anyway, after a few more chapters after that, I quickly became rather hooked on this story. I loved all the little jokes you added in every once in a while, as I think that a story that becomes too serious is not very entertaining. In my opinion every story could use a little humor in it now and then.
All in all a very good fic. I wasn't sure about it at first as I never heard of X-COM before, but it turned out pretty good. And I'm going to read the sequel now. Hopefully the atlantis expedition will work out better now that they have allies that can reliably dial other galaxies, and ready access to lots of power generation technology. Heck, they could probably just hook up a few dozen/hundred naquada reactors and maybe have enough to power the shield. Heck, I assume it'd even be enough to dial earth every once in a while. I'll just have to read and find out.
Comments from author:
Very happy to hear you liked the humour I injected in there! :-)
Review By [CageFire
] • Date [11 Jan 11] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Fifty-Two" from LordBilbanes
This has been an entertaining story. I also have to say I like how you fused the two fictional universes into the story and changed a number of events around in new and interesting ways. I would add this story to my tracking list if it was still incomplete.
Comments from author:
Merging the universes was surprisingly easy given how well the technologies match.
Glad you liked it :-)
Review By [LordBilbanes
] • Date [11 Jan 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Fifty-Two" from Prometeus
> The explosion of the AG-3X satellites earlier would have already caused enough EMP to cause major damage to communications down on Earth so Colonel Ronson decided to go all-in and rippled off every Mark VIII Prometheus was carrying, Atlas joining in soon afterwards.
Congrats. I was going to write that nuclear explosions in space don't produce EMPs but they're pretty near an atmosphere and they're using great big honking bombs so I checked.
You can cover the whole of North America at about 500 km altitude with a nuke in the range of 10-100 kilotons. In geosynchronous orbit, at 35000 km up, you're 70 times more distant so the atmosphere would receive very roughly 70^2 = 4900 times less radiation. Which means they'd need nukes in the 50-500 megaton range, and they've certainly got that.
Hmmm, naquadria explosions better be very, very clean in the x-ray & gamma range (much cleaner than the 0.115% big nukes get) or the Earth would be fucked from the EMP. The cheap way to protect the planet from the naquadria explosions' EMPs would be to detonate some micro-nukes in the upper atmosphere in advance. Of course that might be detectable and give away premeditation. I'm not sure how well it would work either.
Comments from author:
The two Goa'uld Busters (1000 megatons apiece) detonated in Earth orbit at the end of SG-1 Season 1 caused a lot of EMP (damaging communications according to the dialogue). I'm assuming that after that everyone had the sense to harden systems against the next time they were going to fling massively powerful warheads at the aliens over their heads!
Review By [Prometeus
] • Date [22 Sep 10] • Not Rated