Title: Pilot Author: Fluoxetine Rating: M Status: WIP Genre: SciFi, military Category: Misc > Games Fandom: Titanfall, Mass Effect Pairings: No hints of shipping yet Summary: Link: Spacebattles (updated regularly), FF.net (updated in blocks every few months, quite a few chapters behind). This ME crossover takes the unusual route of pushing first contact up to about the timeframe of the first ME game (it still hasn't been established exactly when). The story is also unusual in that is doesn't feature a retarded Council who pick up the idiot ball at the mention of AIs. I feel the author handled that dynamic incredibly well. The story also features a more powerful but not stupidly OP humanity. With far greater experience in space they're sort of at the level of the three Council races and their only main advantage is the Pilots/Titans themselves. The story is also looking to avoid the general Quarian wank that so many writers seem to like. I feel the weakest point of the story was the author writing a few chapters that were basically Council race forum posts where various aliens got together and discussed the discovery of a new species. I didn't mind the concept itself but it did feel like it was very plastic and very PC for what were supposed to be internet posts (it feels like the author only has experience on overly moderated Reddit boards perhaps?). The author also appears to have kept the goals and inner workings of Cerberus very secret. Existing before first contact, they appear to have very different motivations than from canon. It should be interesting to find out what is going on there. 4/5.