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Marvel Vs Capcom 3 Problems: Is Sentinel Overpowered or Not?

If you have had a good chance to sit down and spend some time with the recently released Marvel Vs Capcom 3 game on either the Xbox 360 or PS3, some of you may be getting frustrated at the growing trend of some online players using one character all the time.

If you have the game, you won’t need us to tell you that the character we’re talking about is Sentinel. We too have heard the complaints that the giant robot seems to have extra vitality compared to other characters, and his selection of moves being overused are starting to take its toll on the hardcore following that lurk in the online servers.

For a little proof on the ‘Sentinel is overpowered’ claim, check out a user video we’ve found on YouTube, which gives you an idea of how easy it is to deplete an opponents lifebar with Sent using an easy ground/air/hyper combo.

Of course there’s always going to be two sides of the story and we bet theres a lot of you who think Sentinel is just fine. One notable person who disagrees with that claim though is professional gamer Justin Wong, just check out his angry Tweet about the game and more importantly, about Sent:

”If you want to win in MVC3, just learn how to play sentinel in 1 minute and your skills will improve dramatically… Time to go back to MVC2.”

So where do you lie on the Sentinel debate in Marvel Vs Capcom 3, is he overpowered or not? One things for sure though, if the heat continues, don’t be surprised if Capcom step in and tweak him in the first update.

You’ll find complete move lists for each character here.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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guest
guest

Anyone can do those kinds of things. You can even do them to sentinel. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGo9PGFAT9Q&fe

guest123
guest123

Even good players use sentinels. And if you meet them, you're doomed 🙂

j
j

I will never use sinetiel. I will fight like a man not like a scared little punk. i agree they should tone him down quite a bit. i enjoy using the fight mechanics they are really good but it ruins the experience when players can take advantage of this cheap way of playing so eaisly.

true fighter
true fighter

to simply put whats on most legit players mind, sinetiel is a op freak and someone should put a stop to him… and why does spider man suck so much, hes should be one of the best

Azazen
Azazen

the prove is in the communities stats, if he isnt overpowered then why is he on almost EVERYONES most used char',s its certainly not cuz he is a fan favorite.

Joe
Joe

I wish there were alot more characters like cyclops or war machine, spawn

Irony
Irony

What's Spider-Man doing sucking? He's Marvel's flagship character for crying out loud. If anyone is to be overpowered it should be him. Not some fucking Sentinel. Seriously, whose bright idea was it to keep the Sentinel as the most powerful character in the game?

No doubt
No doubt

Ono officially admitted that Capcom deliberately includes overpowered characters in the game to create hate in the community so people will try hard and aspire to beat it.

Karl k
Karl k

I love how people on here are turning the attetion off sent and saying ryu and dante are cheap first off from the start I never ever liked sent he's always been over used and spamed. He has high health high def and att he's fast and his move recover speed is way faster then ryu dante or any other person. That means you put him on simple yu can just push y and the foe has lost the game…. wtf it takes skill to use dante right and u can't button mash with ryu and pull out combos also… Read more »

Ryan
Ryan

ive almost quit playing this game till they decide to nerf sent. i can't believe how easy it is to spam with him, and i also can't believe how many scrubs abuse him online, xfactor level 3+sentinel is a joke…almost all online matches are that. I can understand sentinel being high stat, but he's not even slow! i mean he's just so OP'd its not even enjoyable this game. he has armor which takes a couple hits to break through him, he flies, he spams beams with a push of one button, his ultra in xfactor chips like a mother,… Read more »

Riako
Riako

Seriously, I never liked Sent. From the day he was spawned in Children of the Atom I've always thought the freaking jerk was unfair. In MVC2 he was a billion times worse then he is in MVC3. He had a super armor that required two hits for him to flinch, if the combo stopped for even a second, then the hitstun chance would decrease dramatically. Yes, Sent is cheap in MVC3, but that's because I have an undying hatred for him. The only people who wouldn't claim the character to be cheap, are those who main him. They easily tell… Read more »

Guest
Guest

i saw that video of ryu yea he's strong but it takes a whole lot more skill to pull off that combo than it does with sentinel. the main problem with sentinel is he's too easy to play with. its extremely easy to pull off high damage combos with sentinel however the biggest weakness sentinel has is that he's overplayed. when i first started playing i would get raped by sentinel, now he's cake to me and most peoples lineup can deal with sentinel but i do agree he's a bit harder than ever other character

Dingus
Dingus

Dante isnt nearly as bad as sentinel, doctor doom and magneto people keep spamming their laser attacks

Guest
Guest

He IS OP. Great damage, great footspeed, extremely high life, great zoning, great assists, great up close, and he can fly. He is beatable just far less beatable than every other character in the game. The dumb thing is that in the Marvel Universe, Sentinels werent all that strong. Nerd him to oblivion and beyond..

truthurts
truthurts

Dante is way worse than sentinel and i dont hear ppl bitching about it.

Guest
Guest

I can do the same too. Ryu is overpowered. He can deplete the opponents lifebar easily. Here is proof! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHlj3i4yGq8

Guest
Guest

Love how your proof is a COMBO video, when everyone can do about the same damage in a combo video.

toaster
toaster

I'm guessing there is no parry in this game either.

Dumezil
Dumezil

Hell yeah he is… its ridiculous. Spam Spam Spam… cmon capcom Nerf him already jeez.

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