|Reviews for To Each A Tempo|
| scarlettHuntress 4/23/08 . chapter 16
I know I've still got a bit to go, but I'm finished reading for tonight and the least I can do is review when you don't have the amount I feel this fic deserves in the first place.
It's kinda understandable, I guess, if you consider there's hardly any PH:AA or EBA fans who'd read fics.
But, still, this fic is magnificent. You've managed to capture the very essence of Phoenix Wright games and deliver it in a manner that leaves my fingers itching for the stylus, and /easily/ visualizing Maya's actions and Phoenix's reactions in a game. At the same time, you've fleshed out a game with no plot or character development to speak of into a believable and highly working organization- you've made the game controls believable in a real life environment, and it seems natural at that.
To top it all off, the whole story is very entertaining and the plot certainly seems to collaborate both games whilst being unique and with enough throwbacks to both games to make it seem genuine.
All in all, this is an amazing thing you've done here. (This can be proven by the fact that I've written a hell of a lot more than I normally do in reviews) Kudos!
| Kalisona 4/22/08 . chapter 22
And a wonderful finish. I'm looking forward to the epilogue (will it include Edgeworth recieving some answers? I've been looking forward to something like that.)
Right, well, I'm sorry for not leaving more reviews for this amazing story; it definitely deserves it. But real life doesn't like me much, so...*shrugs* Anyway, the melding of EBA and PW was effortless and seamless. It was some of the best fanfiction I've read in either of the two sections. Well done!
The characterizations were also spot on, and I enjoyed reading it throughout the entire thing.
As for ConCrit...There's not much to comment on. A few typos here and there, but those happen to anyone. The only problem I see would be that the story does tend to slow down and drag at some points. Not for long, however, and it's not a very big or noticable thing.
Right. Wonderful story, and I hope you have the next chapter up soon! ;)
| Bittersweet 4/22/08 . chapter 22
Amazing! I don't know why but it's like you could beel the music yourself as you read the story. As I've read through the chapters, I can't help but notice all of the amazing descriptive language you use. One sentece in particular, this chapter, that really caught my eye was this: Good luck, Mia whispered, more smile than words.
I just loved the description of her words resembling a smile more than words. It was simply powerful.
You also has some funny moments, like the Judge's line about Elite Beat Agents sounding like a videogame. I got a good laugh outta that one.
Well, I eagerly await the epilogue to this masterpiece. Hopefully I'll be able to join you at the AIM Tempo party.
Oh, before I go, I was wondering, what is the name of that song the Agents were dancing to?
Thank you for the amazing story!
| Bittersweet 4/10/08 . chapter 21
Woah! I can feel the climax of this story approaching soon!
Everytime you update with a new chapter, I always hurry to read it. I love how the story is progressing so far! That Pathos is a sneaky one, but I'm sure they will get him in the end!
Now, I'm not sure if I understood the end of this chapter all to well, but are they going to start dancing? If they are, I can't wait to see how you'll be writing that.
Good luck on your future chapters!
| Li Ann 3/1/08 . chapter 17
I love this story even though I've only played Phoenix Wright once and I've only played the Japanese version of Elite Beat Agents. Your writing is amazing, and your characterization creates such amazing characters that I'm awed. I love the way you've blended these two games together.
I love Maya's characterization a lot-I really get a feel for that bright spunky girl that I've seen in the one time I played the game.
I love the way the story is heavily dialogue driven-as it makes sense given the way the Phoenix Wright games are dialogue driven. I really get a feel for the game as I read your story.
However, you may want to consider easing a bit on the dialogue. While the game is dialogue driven, that doesn't mean that your writing has to be. The dialogue can get very heavy and annoying, since everything is basically being revealed through talking. Maybe ease up a bit on the dialogue occasionally?
I love this story-it's an amazing piece, and makes me want to buy a DS and play these games!
| DrewB1442 2/29/08 . chapter 17
"Coffee guy is here"? Godot? If that is, that's a nice reference.
| God of Static 2/17/08 . chapter 16
Damn, now this is exciting. It is DAMN impressive how you keep everyone in character, especially the Phoenix Wright characters (the EBA ones aren't exactly developed in the games, but you d a good job brining them to life. And the OC's seem to fit so well into the story you would think they where actually in the game!
| hachinoko 1/28/08 . chapter 15
Not the story, but the number of reviews left here.
This fic is better than most on this site.
So why don't people leave more comments?
I'm chalking it up to crossover-phobia. _
| HH 1/13/08 . chapter 14
This is such an amazing story!
You've taken my two favorite games and blended them perfectly.
I love your characterizations-especially your original characters! You give them such an amazing amount of depth and eccentricity, one can easily imagine them in a Phoenix Wright case.
I also think it's incredibly clever how you have Chef LaFlamme curse with food terms, and how Spin's lines quote so many different lyrics (though that took awhile for me to catch..._').
Though some chapters, in my opinion, can be a bit slow in pacing, the action you write is electrifying. I love the energy in all of the court scenes, the tension and andrenaline almost palpable-just like the games themselves!
Lol, sorry this is kind of long; either way, nice job and keep up the awesome work! Looking forward to the next chapter!
| God of Static 1/10/08 . chapter 13
A slow chapter, but it moved some key points along. Looking forward to your next installment.
| God of Static 12/31/07 . chapter 12
This is really, really good. Seriously, it fits both games tones very well and the characters are spot on. Be proud.
| Kest 12/23/07 . chapter 12
I haven't been so entranced by a fanfiction like this for a long time. The plot is as compelling as a good Ace Attorney case and the mystery here is great. Your versions of the Agents are brilliant and lively, coupled with the concept of the 'music sense', which you've explained well. As usual, you've written the Phoenix Wright characters nicely, and their interactions with OCs and Agents are natural. Your OCs fit comfortably into the plot and feel like they belong equally in each canon (EBA and PW).
Personally, I love many of the themes and references here, music and cooking especially. Is it just me not noticing until now, or are there more song lyrics (Tori Amos!) and other little references (in ur base, killing ur d00ds) in this latest chapter?
Anyway, apologies for the long and unhelpful review (I find most of my criticisms have already been noted below), and please keep writing!
| ScottishPanties 11/18/07 . chapter 10
Oh god, this story is so horribly fantastic and I want more so, so, SO bad.
The blend of these to games is perfectly done. Each little step that brings the games closer together makes me squeal; "I want a lawyer," in the prologue, "Agent J, here," at the end of chapter two... each little detail just makes me squirm with fangirlish glee.
It's hard improve on the Phoenix Wright fandom, based on the fact that the characters are already have such distinct personalities; not much depth can be added. That being said, you did a pretty fantastic job of capturing the spirit of the game and everyone in it, and your OCs definitely have the quirks of people who would show up in the game.
The Agents, on the other hand, just became even more fantastic than they were before I read this. They are given fantastic character. The game implied what they may be like, but you gave them real personalities that are just perfect. The details of how they work is great (you're quite fluent in technobabble), and I loved that tiny interaction between Foxx and Chieftain.
As for improvements: In chapter seven, the transition to Edgeworth's POV was confusing. And, in scenes where the Agents help people, it's a little hard to follow what's going on; Obviously, the music-sense is hard to write a perspective for. Especially during the prologue, I couldn't tell where J was or what he was doing very well.
I look forward to the next chapter!
| God of Static 11/11/07 . chapter 9
Wow, you really took something as 2D as Elite Beat Agents and actually gave it some depth. That's pretty impressive.
I like how everything is unfolding, how each part of the mystery that they figure out just reveals more questions. And Edgeworth is SO in character. I also loved the character Vanderspiegle. He is totally the embodiment of the type of character you would expect in a Phoenix Wright game.
| Hondura 11/3/07 . chapter 8
Awesome story here, really. This is actually the first Phoenix Wright fanfic I've read, and I'm pretty happy I started with this one. I can actually see the case unfold like it does on my DS screen, which is pretty cool as far as I'm concerned.
Oh, wait, something's on my mind, though... In "8. Chapter 7" (The 8th chapter is actually the seventh? Very confusing. xD) at the end Edgeworth thinks "Where were the going without ever knowing the way?"... Was this meant to be a reference to the song, 'The Way' by Fastball? It's a direct quote from the chorus, so that's why I thought so.
Soo... um, yeah! Sorry I don't have any real constructive criticism (except that it was a little confusing in parts), but I do hope you continue writing this...