|Reviews for The Halo Effect|
| J.E.P 1996 11/10/12 . chapter 1
(snort!)Yeah six hundred years and they got their collective asses kicked by cuttlefish rejects.
| Hang Tuah 11/9/12 . chapter 7
Hey there, thanks for updating "The Halo Effect". I'm finally glad you've not only updated the story but also what you've done to create the new political situation between this new Systems Alliance and the Citadel Council. It's very refreshing to explore new ideas especially the idea of the Citadel Council having to deal with a peer competitor completely independent from their authority. I'm sure this is something the Citadel Council has never dealt before as they have always been the sole bog dogs in Citadel space.
Also, the Systems Alliance have their own separate technological branches completely different from eezo and mass effect technology which the Citadel Council is entirely dependent on. In fact, slipspace technology alone gives the Systems Alliance a significant advantage as they can freely travel and establish colonies in areas where there are either no Mass Relays or beyond the range of eezo-based FTL. Plus, the fact slipspace technology also allows the Systems Alliance to bypass any Mass Relay blockades is another advantage.
Something has me wondering though. I'm surprised that the UNSC hasn't issued personal shielding technology to their regular rank-and-file soldiers/marines. Why is that?
Finally, I've found out something about one of the UNSC characters in Halo 4. Said character is Commander Sarah Palmer. She is a human senior officer of the Spartan-IVs serving in the post-war years. She was augmented as part of the Spartan-IV program and currently serves aboard the UNSC Infinity as the commander of the Spartan contingent. Palmer is voiced by actress Jennifer Hale, popularly known as the female voice for Commander Shepard in the Mass Effect trilogy and Bastila Shan, Satele Shan, and the female voice of the Republic Trooper in the Star Wars: Knights of the Republic series.
Considering your Commander Shepard is a female Spartan-IV with the ME canon default female Shepard appearance, I found it a remarkable coincidence.
| Ny'Kle 10/25/12 . chapter 7
Let me guess. FFG-201 Frigate Forward unto Dawn?
| The Critical One 10/1/12 . chapter 1
Time is irrelevant. 600 years is nothing for them without someone rlses tech to lech off of. Your argument IS invalid. So...WTF! the UNSC would totally rip the council a new one! Also, the UNSC has AIs, which would greatly increase battlefield abilities. The council did not advance at all until tje reapers came for them to lech off of.
Have a good day.
| Jouaint 9/25/12 . chapter 7
| RiptideZ 4/18/12 . chapter 5
Wow nice story, I like how it goes, glad the System Alliance doesn't seem to follow all the Citadel rules. Just a good question, How the heck does the Forerunners fit into all of this? I only heard a few glands of info so maybe you could do a codex entree on them
| Mandalore Requiem 11/23/11 . chapter 6
I must say I'm rather enjoying this story though I'm curious about the Spartan IVs from what I've been able to gather from the reading so far they seem like upgraded version of the ORION Projects candidates than on par with Spartan IIs or IIIs. That being said is the training method similar or have they been humanized due to public knowledge of the program, does the public even know what the IIs and IIIs went through to become what they are?
Then their is the matter of Shepard's height 5.5' if I recall right, when did she receive he augmentations? The IIs underwent them around 14 years old while IIIs where between 10 and 14. Right at the beginning of adolescence when the body is developing IIs averaged around seven feet tall while IIIs around 6.6'. Which make me wounder was Shepard in her late teens when she had the procedures? Which makes be wounder was she kidnapped by ONI or did she enlist age the legal age of 18? If this was the case it would explain a lot given her personality and openess compared to the Spartans of old.
| greed11 8/18/11 . chapter 6
Great chapter. I was looking forward to the next one and you delivered!
Please don't have this degenerate into another story of "my personal Shepard" leading the team. Enough of those have been done and none of them well.
Yours has the potential and the ingredients already set for a very different story.
As long as you make sure that all the people speak realistically. Nothing stops a decent/good story as fast as poorly worded conversation. It quickly leads to Bad Things(TM)
| Vanster X 8/10/11 . chapter 6
Great story, love how the two worlds have been blended. Can't wait to read more.
| Robo Reader 21 8/9/11 . chapter 6
I hate Kai Leng more than ever now after what he did in here. Poor Tombs.
I think he's more silent in the book but he was in character.
| Just a Crazy-Man 8/8/11 . chapter 6
| Blacksword Zero 8/8/11 . chapter 6
| Tikigod784 5/17/11 . chapter 5
Good stuff. You've mixed the Halo and Mass Effect universes very well. The only way this could get better would be if Shepard found the remains of the FUD floating about somewhere.
| The Mind Lord 3/7/11 . chapter 5
please continue with the story
| Havoc-legionnaire 12/27/10 . chapter 5
Though I don't normally review stories that I have a hand in, this is a special case as the part with the council is the part I have no hand in and the part I want to praise. This is unique among most Mass Effect stories, crossover or not. The game and the fics are too often black and white and does little credit to the concept of diplomacy among states. The realpolitik approach of both sides is quite Bismarckian. Very good work here.