Am I one of the cool kids now?
Always had a soft spot for James, nice to get a bit of his backstory. I wish it had been longer though, and covered other past events, such as the night Anderson convinced James to be Shepard's guard. It's a pretty short story. Showing James at the Citadel which I take to be when he was there at the start of ME3, then telling this story as a flashback, was a nice touch I think to tie the two together.
Although James is supposed to be a teen in this story, young enough to be referred to as a minor, old enough though to enlist in the military, he's drawn to look pretty much as he is later. A minor quibble, though.
Overall just a morsel for Mass Effect fans. Others will have no idea who this guy is, or why we should care, or maybe even what the heck is going on.