Review of chapter "Chapter Thirty-Five" from FinalGuardian
Wait...so was Fifth left behind? I don't see Carter allowing that at ALL.
Review By [FinalGuardian
] • Date [20 Sep 14] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Twenty-Four" from FinalGuardian
I can completely agree with your reasoning on how the ancients declined. the way I see it they were scientists and philosophers that never had that instinct for violence we do. Sort of like McKay in SGA he can accomplish incredible feats of science but when forced to fight it's blatantly obvious he's not comfortable or very skilled(in the beginning anyway).
Review By [FinalGuardian
] • Date [20 Sep 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from FinalGuardian
I love that there is an awarded fic for this crossover that's finished and pretty long. The only complaint I have is that I never played the original X-COM game, so there are various major and minor differences between what I've played for over a year and what's being used in the story. For the most part, I'm just going to equate the old-style X-COM gear with their new counterparts. Also, I cannot wait for when the SGC/X-COM scientists get their hands on some VERY useful tech the Goa'uld have.....like the kara'kesh, shielding, and crystal computers.
Review By [FinalGuardian
] • Date [19 Sep 14] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Forty-Three" from mojtaba
This chapter makes no fucking sense....why in the hell did no one tell the tollans and asgard....because im pretty sure they could have brought a couple of their ships and none of this would have happened....also I couldnt believe the size of the idiot ball you gave jackson....are you kidding me.....this to me seems as a way to keep the canon version of how to discover Atlantis which means you dont need to use your brain and come up with something...
Review By [mojtaba
] • Date [2 Aug 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Sixteen" from Jon
Teleporting out the engine: funny and useful.
Teleporting out the *pilot*: funny and more useful; the ship could be recovered intact and the pilot interrogated.
Teleporting a commando team into the cockpit: best of all potentially.
Review By [Jon
] • Date [3 Jul 14] • Rating [8 out of 10]
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]