THE GOOD: Great art from Crain, Olivetti and Choi. While they have very distinct styles, they seem to work well together and not let the book feel disjointed as some crossover do. As a story, it reads ok, but there are too many issues here for me. Adding the X-Men: Future History one-shot rounds the book off quite nicely. At least you get a complete package.
THE BAD: While time-travel plays a bit art in X-Men history, I think it's best to only use it when necessary. The fact that the Beast easily knocks up seven time-travels devices at short notice and that Scott Summers could potentially send a team through time whenever he likes takes the edge off the story a bit for me and ends up raising bigger questions, such as: Why didn't he send X-Force BACK in time to rescue Hope in the first place if it's so easy to do? While I like Clayton Crain's art, it's difficult to follow sometimes. And isn't it time to just let Stryfe stay dead? All of his potential as a character was probably used up as far back as the X-Cutioner's Song in the 1990s. His return is questioned in this very story and ignored.
THE TIMECOP: While I'm still waiting for that great Kyle & Yost-written story, the real issue is with Duane Swierczynski. While I found his Cable series a real let-down, the three-part "Times and Life of Lucas Bishop" that rounds off this collection is truly annoying and completely disregards X-Men continuity. I could accept Bishop wanting to stop the Mutant Messiah he'd heard about in his future, but what he really wanted to deal with was the X-traitor which was resolved during Onslaught, but is completely ignored here. Times and Life doesn't even get his first meeting with the X-Men or Cable right and don't even get me started on the Witness (who's history was already explained in Gambit & Bishop: Sons of the Atom). A poor effort this collection could've done without.