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The Sentinels $0.00
Average Rating:4.3 / 5
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The Sentinels
Publisher: Green Ronin
by Chris P. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 04/29/2012 05:25:28
Free superheroic NPC'S! Good quality and original, i really don't understand the low ratings!

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
The Sentinels
Publisher: Green Ronin
by Ian S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 04/16/2011 15:56:06
Re the previous reviewer, the por files are HeroLab portfolios. HeroLab is a builder program for M&M (and other games) which you will need in order to be able to open them.

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
The Sentinels
Publisher: Green Ronin
by Damon B. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 04/06/2011 22:11:23
I have several issues with this product. To start with the most glaring, half of the files are Corel PORs, not very useful without an enhanced graphics program that can open them. Why not the more standard gif or jpg, or even PDFing them like the others?

The layout is sub-optimal, since if you're reading them instead of printing them you have to scroll past large stat blocs to resume the text. This could easily have been prevented if the M&M2E style of having the stats up top and the text below had been adhered to.

The characters feel unfinished, if not bland. Unsurprisingly, the one that's the most developed (Ultramarine) is also the only one with three pages. The Rook also has potential (homage characters having almost as long a pedigree as Masked Adventurers), but pretty much comes off as a less stalkerish version of Blackbird II From Frredom's Most Wanted.

Most damning of all, it makes Emerald City seem like a rather boring place to play.

It does get a star for the Villain Notes, since at least three of the 'heroes' feel more like villain of the week material. Another star for the price, which makes this easier to take a chance on.

I'm sure several of these issues will be addressed when the writers revise the product after they develop a better feel for what they want the Em City to be, but until then it just doesn't do it for me.

Rating:
[2 of 5 Stars!]
The Sentinels
Publisher: Green Ronin
by Timothy B. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 02/08/2011 11:56:01
I love the new M&M and having these characters/archetypes is great. One of the ways I try to figure out a new system is see what sort of builds can be done. The characters are interesting and not just the typical DC/Marvel clones that plague so many supers RPGs. The art is top notch. This would be a great buy, but they also add the files for Hero Builder which is fantastic. They easily could have charged for this but didn't. If you have the new M&M3, then get this. If you are curious at all about the new version of Mutants and Masterminds then absolutely get this.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
The Sentinels
Publisher: Green Ronin
by Christopher T. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/30/2011 20:25:33
The M&M3 stuff I've seen come out so far has been quite good - interesting characters, great art and great plot hooks. This team looks like it's going to be quite interesting to read about as well, we've already seen their stats, so it's nice to see their backgrounds as well.

However, there's something not quite right here. The description says it includes writeups for the entire team, but the download only includes one character, Dragoneye. That writeup is good, but it's not what was promised - the entire team. As such I have to give it a bad rating.

The writeup for Dragoneye is itself quite good, and I would give it a much better rating if the entire team was included or if the download was labelled as "Dragoneye" rather than "the Sentinels."

[Update after having gone back to the page]

So apparently the issue is that each file was uploaded individually, but when you hit the "Get it now" button, you only get the first one. Seems the issue is a combination of RPGNow's code and an odd choice on Green Ronin's part. It would have been much easier and less confusing to just zip the files together into a single download.

Increasing my rating, but still knocking it down due to the download experience.

Rating:
[3 of 5 Stars!]
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