I played a Sentinel for my first ME2 playthrough, and enjoyed the flexibility and durability of the class. I'm bummed that Tech Armor comes with a hefty power recharge penalty in ME3. I suppose that's a trade off for the extra damage resistance.
I like the feel of the ME3 Vanguard. I played the first couple of hours oc9used on mid to short range combat, using shockwave, pull, and charging at the right time, and everything felt good (and was fun). Lots of options. It was easy to combo pull and shockwave, or the AI's Singularity + my Shockwave. The extra weapon options are nice too. I haven't tried Nova, but that seems better suited to a riskier playstyle. I like being mobile and direct, but also being able to hang back and use biotic powers. [\quote]
The vanguard at 30 + is so satisfying: rapidfire charge with a shotgun and heavy melee, squads just yield to my ass beating. Unfortunately, with a light loadout I'm the one who gets spanked if there are any combat engineers. Turrets are unphased by vanguard shenanigans. It took quite some time for me to get comfortable with meathead and blue taking lead against turret swarms. It may just be the dlc but every other baddie was an engineer.
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