Today, I give you a post from my Fiance’s blog, Hipsterinema. Check out what he thinks of the game Sentinels of the Multiverse. Then check out his other posts- movie and TV review with a strong dose of hipster sarcasm.
While at Indy PopCon the Fiancèe and I had to chance to venture into the 24 hour gaming hall, where you get to trade your ID for any game in their arsenal. While scanning the games, my eyes happened to catch the word “Sentinel” and admittedly I was hoping it was a Marvel based game.
I’ve never been so glad to be wrong.
Sentinels of the Multiverse is a cooperative card game based on Sentinel Comics. The gameplay is simple enough to be able to pick a hero and jump into a game yet different hero combinations and the cards in your hand can lead to some strategically challenging situations.
Gameplay is fairly straight forward, every player chooses a hero and that hero’s deck to play as for the duration of the game. Then the players select a villain to fight as a group and an environment to fight in.
Gameplay then proceeds in turns, starting with the villain, each hero, and then the environment. The randomization of the deck creates enough variety that even playing with the same heroes in the same environment against the same villain will yield different enough results to keep the replay value.
The randomization of each deck keeps you always on your toes because the different strategies you and your allies need to use will always be different.
One of the great things about the box design is that it is built to hold the expansions as well. So as you accumulate the additional heroes, villains, and environments you can recycle the other boxes and keep all your cards in one place.
The gameplay and replay value are great. My only complaint is that an app was created to make gameplay easier to keep track of, but they want to charge an additional $5 for it. Otherwise I give it a 4.5/5 and a nod to Sentinel Comics for their creative marketing.