|Reviews for The Game of Three Generals|
| kakedara chapter 23 . 3/26/2021
I've spent hours reading this, so I can only imagine how many hours you must've spent writing it! But man we're those well spent hours :) even when I wasn't on edge because of the plot, I was immersed in the feelings of the characters which made just as much sense as they did in canon. Every detail makes sense and it honestly feels like a professional canon story! Thank you for blessing my heart (and also crushing it) with this masterpiece
| Guest chapter 23 . 8/11/2020
Thank you so much for this wonderful fic! You made me happy, you made me cry, you devastates me then you made me say “WTF IS GOING ON!”. Ugh, thank you for doing justice to the series and all the characters. This is one of the best post-series fics I’ve come across.
| laurabyrd90 chapter 23 . 11/19/2019
I'm new to FMA and my favorite character is Riza. Thank you so much for making sure I have even more goodness to dive into after absorbing all that Arakawa did.
| Elise chapter 21 . 9/5/2019
I haven't commented yet, but I just need to say this: Grumman is exactly like goddamn Dumbledore, I swear :'D the brilliant but slightly insane grandfather.
Also this story and your other ones are absolutely fantastic, I love them so much. Thanks for sharing!
| Ytak chapter 2 . 4/5/2019
Awwww, Roy is such a romantic sometimes. How can I not think that when he reflects on seeing a glow about Riza all the time? And his realization made me chuckle.
| Tabbyluna chapter 23 . 11/9/2018
Wow, just read the entire trilogy after finding it on the tvtropes page. I know it’s a bit late, but I do have some things to say.
First off, this was the first fic I’ve read in a while that I just could not put down. I couldn’t believe you pretty much pantsed your way through this! It felt so well-planned! In a way, I’m kind of jealous. Good job on stringing together a coherent, intriguing plot. And all those that helped you deserve thanks too!
Second, I feel like you really nailed so many of the characters. I pretty much read every line in their voices, and it all just felt so right when I heard them say it. Special mention must be given to Alex. You nailed his voice.
As a random note, Dong Bao’s naming was a little funny to me as someone who grew up hearing the language. I’m not fluent, but I can understand it in simple conversations. But because the han yu pin yin for “Dong” could mean “East” or “Winter”, and “Bao” could mean “precious” or “bun”, I thought his name meant “Winter Bun”. It still works as a name though, so don’t worry.
Overall, excellent work. Now to move on to the prequel and the side stories. Take care!
| Sidekicks-anonymous chapter 22 . 4/7/2018
And they all lived happily ever after, as they so richly deserved. :)
| Lala Sharada chapter 23 . 6/11/2017
This was yet another fantastic installment in your Elemental Chess trilogy! Everything is concluded at last! The climax of this story is so well executed, I am actually surprised to learn that you didn't do that much initial planning for this story and its overeaching plot. That is mighty impressive, to me, actually.
Well anyway, kudos girl! This story is fantasic and I would gladly read absolutely anything else you might have written. Btw, that finale reunion kiss with Roy and Riza at the end of all the drama is just everything important and good to me. God, I love Royai so much!
| purpleswans chapter 17 . 4/18/2017
Okay, just want to suggest a older movieunderappreciated book series the beginning of this chapter reminded me of: look up "the Scarlet Pimpernel" there's a movie from somewhere in the 70s or 80s that has a scene that reminds me of the mock execution.
| Raccoon Launcher chapter 23 . 3/17/2017
Thank you very much for writing this. I liked the closure the whole series gave everyone, and it felt like a real continuation of the anime/manga; in my head, this will forever be canon. I also enjoyed how you made convincing normal, human villains pose a real threat where the obvious choice would be to pull another gang of Homunculi from nowhere or make Hughes come back as a homunculus (which is what I thought was going on in Brilliancy until you said he wasn't alive). This is one of the best-written fanfics I've ever read, and the best in FMA.
| princess-j3ss chapter 23 . 2/7/2017
So I’m here once again, not having reviewed every chapter like I probably should have, but recorded some of my thoughts as I was reading so I could leave you one giant screaming review.
-Okay so the whole time I was sitting here reading your authors notes and the story like ‘don’t kill Roy, don’t kill Roy, don’t kill Roy’ and when he got arrested I actually had to go take a walk like I DID NOT SEE THIS COMING.
-The way you write all the characters is just so wonderful, but I really adore the way you capture Olivier (who is, coincidentally my favourite character HAHA) and her relationship with Mustang makes me laugh. ‘Don’t ask stupid questions’ was also a gem and I'm so glad you decided to include her.
-Roy’s chapter before being sentenced to death BROKE ME OH GOD HIS WIFE IS PREGNANT YOU CANNOT EXECUTE HIM FOR A CRIME HE DID NOT COMMIT
-As a sidenote, I'm not typically a fan of pregnancy plots but this worked in so seamlessly and I didn't even question it I was just like YEP OKAY AND WE'RE PREGNANT GOOD
-Oh thank god the firing squad the reLIEF IS REAL
-GRUMMAN IS ALIVE HE’S ALIVE I SCREAMED SO LOUDLY MY DOG GROWLED AT ME HAHA
-YOU GAVE THEM TWINS SJDFHSKJFH honestly I didn’t see that coming either, but it’s so perfect.
This was an amazing trilogy, I can’t even put into words how much I enjoyed it or how much reading it meant to me, how much you did the characters justice, and how amazing and elaborate your plots were without being overcomplicated or hard to follow. Thank you, thank you so much for all the work that went into writing this, this was a trilogy recommended to me by so many people (as I'm really new to the fandom) when I joined it, and I'm so happy that I was able to read it. I cried at the end HAHA the same way I cry when I finish reading any other book. (But reading your authors notes at the end - and actually throughout all your fics - made me laugh so all is well.)
| Anonymous Person chapter 17 . 11/18/2016
Looking back at it (this is my second read through) the part where Havoc reveals himself as part of the shooting squad is in my opinion the best scene in the entire story. It literally screams turning point! Possibility of a happy ending ahead! Not to mention it ensures that no one who appears to be part of the firing team would ever actually harm Roy. Yep, without a doubt that is my personal favorite scene from "The Game of Three Generals".
| Guest chapter 22 . 8/14/2016
Arakawa herself could not have penned a better sequel to her own series... Awesome work!
| medjai73 chapter 23 . 8/11/2016
Awesome story! Hope you keep it up!
| Guest chapter 9 . 3/29/2016
NKRJEJEJNENDNDN I AM FEELING SO MANY EMOTIONS GAAAAAA
but seriously i love this so so well written, humorous and dramatic in equal measure, and honestly just makes me smile while I read(although maybe not this chapter because MY HEART)