|Reviews for Sonic Generations: Friendship is Timeless|
| Spidershadow5 chapter 20 . 6/8/2016
Okay, this is gonna be a long review, and I'm kinda new to the MLP fandom, so bear with me here. Let's start with the drawbacks.
The writing style isn't my personal favorite. What I mean by that is that you drag on descriptions a lot, and I'm not fond of the exclamation points in the middle when it's not dialogue. This may just be a personal preference, but it's kinda boring to read. The dialogue also isn't the greatest, occasionally sounding like something out of a Resident Evil game (not all the time, just sometimes).
Sonic is a bit Sue-ish at points. Sure, he doesn't defeat every enemy by himself, but sometimes it seems like he has all the answers. He manages to talk down Luna, Scoots, and especially Twilight. Granted, Sonic has a lot more "chaotic" life experiences than most of the MLP cast, and it's not entirely illogical that he could do it. I just feel like it overshadows others, especially in a story this large where you have more characters than you can shake a stick at. However, after a while, it's hard to believe.
I'm not quite as big on Amy going all Yandere. In more recent games, she seems to have toned down at least a bit (though this was written in 2012). I just don't think she'd go as far as trying to roofie poor Sonic with a love potion.
During the final battle, I kinda wish Discord had tried to break Sonic a little more. It seems like he didn't spend enough time telling Sonic all the reasons he sucks like everyone else got.
Finally, I feel like all the non-Sonic characters didn't get quite enough time interacting, with the exception of Tails, and maybe Blaze. I get Shadow not wanting to hang around with anyone, since it is Shadow, but maybe Knuckles or the other could've been in the spotlight more.
Now that that's out of the way, let's get to the good stuff.
Most of the interactions that were there were pretty good. Sonic and Rainbow dash fighting over who's faster, Twilight and Tails both being scholarly, etc. The Sonic/Twilight friendship is one of the best parts of the story, without it being romantic. Their friendship is one of the most real I've ever read, and I love it. I agree with you theory that Twilight did get some comfort offscreen, but the way you wrote as if she didn't did manage to work out. Let's face it, in friendships that have lasted a long time, we can forget about our friends, or take them for granted. But that leads into the real message of this story: Even if you made mistakes with your friends, if you own up to them, you can get past them (however, I still say that doesn't excuse the bad writing of A Canterlot Wedding).
I gotta say, Eggman got a lot more ruthless in this story. Emotionally breaking Celestia and the Elements with every mistake they've made is just brutal. Even Discord didn't go that far. As antagonists, they play off each other pretty well. I think you got Discord just about right here, which is nice.
The final battle was good. It does kinda drag, with all of the Elements fighting one at a time, then Sonic having to get all the elements back, etc. However, that doesn't stop it from being awesome. Really, that fight would be epic in a game.
As for everything in between, I think some level choices could've been better, but I'm not gonna complain. The overall tone and mood manage to work pretty well without clashing, which is odd because Sonic isn't nearly as slice-of-life as MLP. Still, they blend together to make a good story, without making MLP super dark as a consequence. A lot of MLP fanfiction tends to be more serious in nature, which can be good, as long as you don't overdo it, and I don't think you did.
Overall, this story may not be perfect, but that stuff you got right practically makes up for it. Nice job.
| Guest chapter 10 . 4/11/2016
I wish all fanfics were this long. The story is one of the best written ive ever seen, Im one of the fanfic writers but im keeping this anonymous :)
| Sonicthehedgehog 64 chapter 19 . 8/24/2015
This a great fan fiction story in my opinion ans it actually puts characters like princess luna and celestia to work with the man six and how everyone of the main six uses the chaos emeralds at the end of the story to bad it's not going in a game and sonic generations felt to short in my opinion
| Gardemarine Reyenes chapter 1 . 8/2/2015
Overall, a very, very meaningful thing with an interesting narrative and story. I would say if it was not an adaptation of Generations game.
Seriously, dude! I really wanted to write a positive review on the fanfic, but alas, I cannot ignore the shortcomings. Long and detailed text, I would mention to the pluses. Details are described very well and if you're reading, you really into the atmosphere of the sroty. Everything described as best as possible.
Dialogues ... Um ... hehe ... to be honest, at some point, want to beat the sh..t out of some talkative (Rainbod Dash, Pinkie Pie, Amy Rose, Sonic himself and most of the cast of the MLP). Alas. The more I read, the less interested I was. And it's not because of number of characters. All the matter in their behavior. Toward the end along with Sonic and Tails, mane six traveling at full strength (Which is not necessarily), promote characters memes to the forefront (Again, not necessarily), in those places where, it seemed, was to be funny, it was sad and strange as many moments seemed far-fetched, and are not needed in the story. The finale, in my opinion, seemed a major drawback. Why did you gave super-forms to the entire mane six? It may be worth it to do one or two characters, but why all six? It looks like a desperate jumping the shark, strange and boring!
Epilogue, despite the drama, read no longer wanted. Interest was lost long before the finals and to be honest, I had to force myself to read, because somewhere in the fifteenth chapter, I read because thought about it for granted, and not because I wanted to read.
Well, sometimes I feel slack and creasy, despite a detailed narrative. Details are described perfectly! Dialogues, in spite of their endemic delusional, also written excellent! But the content, plot, characters ... Perhaps this is due to my prejudice to pony show from the "Hasbro", or maybe the fact that I do not like "Sonic Generations". But personally, I got bored after reading fifteenth chapter.
A brilliant start. Excellent middle. Boring final.
The main drawback in my opinion is that this fanfic, simply adaptation "Generations" game. That is, as you would not have tried to penetrate and pretend that you're interested, you anyway will be bored because you know how it ends. The only question is when!
I'm sorry if my review offended you. I just tried to be honest and to come from what I read, but not the fact whether you are playing a game or watching a show.
| Tokyo Huntress chapter 15 . 10/25/2014
This story is great!
| supahsonic2000 chapter 1 . 10/6/2014
*spoilers* this story is my all-time favorite fanfic evah! Starting from how the characters are actually IN character, something most fanfics can't do, to the many references to both franchises, to the best parts, shadow nearly snapping on shining, shining trying to tell off sonic, the mane 6 seeing younger sonic and tails from SA1 and witnessing super sonic from that vision, the awesome part when espio threw that dagger, the fake sonic, shadow beating the fuzz outta chrysalis, chaos and tikal showing up, etc. Though I was disappointed that dark super sonic didn't show up. I would've loved if like, when time eater is pounding on twilight's bubble, it breaks, and then dark super sonic dashes in and holds up time eater's hand with his own! That would've been amazing! I also tried reading to final part when the ponies and spike were leaving back to their world while listening to "when can I see you again" from Wreck-it Ralph, and it's reeeaaally fitting! 10 out of 10 my good sir!
| Hazlov2004 chapter 1 . 7/2/2014
| Guest chapter 20 . 3/30/2014
Just asking, are you going to continue this story here or something else? This story is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good!
| xXxRandomMan64xXx chapter 16 . 3/14/2014
Uh, just a recommendation, you may wanna place the music links at the times you want people to listen to them in the actual places in the story at the end. Maybe go through the chapters, and putting them where you want people to play it. You don't have to of course, but I don't like seeing the music at the end, and I don't wanna have to go through it all again...but other than that, this is super great!
| InkMango the FABULOUS chapter 4 . 2/19/2014
I just noticed something... the numbers are the dates the games were first. released! :O
| Guest chapter 19 . 2/2/2014
Simply smashing. 10/10, my good sir.
| Agent Arizona chapter 10 . 1/2/2014
First of all this is the reviewer kaimon but I haz new name and 2ndly this is a good chapter but i am surprised that noone is given cole mcgrath any love with sonic or the ponies anyway good story keep it up, bro! m'bye!
| wildrook chapter 20 . 1/1/2014
And the only one who was able to keep up with Discord's antics and oversaw his change was the one pony that was immune to his mind games...Fluttershy.
Then again, he felt like he kept forgetting something...oh well, it might come back to him later.
| luckyleafs chapter 1 . 11/8/2013
This is a great story and I think you have the characters' personalities perfect! I'd love to see a sequel :)
| Guest chapter 20 . 11/4/2013
Can't wait for you to upload the sequel. Guessing the name: Sonic Lost Worlds : Together Again