What's Your Most Memorable Boss Fight Allies?
@Nillend I really liked the pontiff fight. So much so that I decided I would beat him with only parrying and a dagger. I got him to phase two, but couldn't do it from there :) Still pretty fun.
kirkking2000 last edited by kirkking2000
FFX Lady Yunalesca. My first time I played through, I wasn't power leveled so it took quite a few times. Auron's epic this is your story speech, the 3 stage battle itself, and the story reveal around it all.
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Luca Blight from Suikoden 2
It takes 3 parties of 6 consisting of your strongerst fighters, an arrow rain and a 1v1 duel with the protag to take him out and he isn't even the final boss. He also beats you up without any magic/rune usage.
The music during this entire thing is also great:
Psycho Mantis from Metal Gear Solid
For the time it was a downright amazingly designed fight. If you had a rumble controller he could make your controller "move with his mind" if you placed it on the floor, he analyzed your savefiles on your memorycard to say stuff like "So you like Castlevania?" and so on. The fact that you could then change to the second controller port to avoid him reading your mind during the fight just topped it all off.
The buildup to the boss with the mind control music playing in the background just made it even better.
Yeoubie last edited by
The most memorable for me is probably the Final Battle between Dante and Vergil in Devil May Cry 3. It was so emotional, and difficult, and unforgiving. I had failed a few times and gathered a small crowd that was my family watching, cheering, and giving advice how to beat him.
When I finally won, I felt like I lost everything. There's very few games that made me feel like that. Vergil is one of my favourite characters and I was hoping beyond hope that there'd be another way.
korn7809 last edited by
Almost any boss that I beat when you are supposed to loose on. Or any boss in Breath of Fire III (my first and favorite JRPG).
alexwhiteplays last edited by
Fighting Kefka in the finale of Final Fantasy VI was an amazing experience that left a permanent impression on me. I loved how much symbolism and how many classical art and literature references were jammed into an epic, four-stage fight with a demented imperialist-turned-god. And the accompanying music (one of my favorite things Uematsu ever worked on, and given that I went to the Distant Worlds concert series three times that's saying something) is what got me to teach myself organ. Enough said.
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@UltimateBrent Pontiff is hard because he mixes up super fast attacks with super slow attacks so you really have to pay attention to his movement.
Nameless King is hard because the camera is working against you and its hard to actually hit that damn dragon with most weapons.
EmptyMorgue last edited by
The Arcana Chariot boss in Persona 3.
This is mostly because I was super unprepared and had no supplies when I hit this boss, not to mention I didn't have a convenient save spot and I ended up in this constant loop of dying while fighting it. This went on for a long time, since I couldn't go back to a save and had no choice but to keep trying to defeat it.
At one point I got it down to almost dead and then the entire party got wiped out and I was so angry I almost screamed and instead ended up biting my PS2 controller, which had teeth marks on it from that day on.
Eventually I managed to defeat it but that easily one of the most frustrating boss battles, and entirely my fault for forgetting to save regularly.
Inustar last edited by
Sephiroth. Not in FFVII though.... it was Kingdom Hearts. That was difficult, made even worse by the fact my friend and I were doing an epic weekend full playthrough of the game, and I hadn't slept in like 48 hours. When I finally beat him I felt super accomplished.
Cleric Beast in Bloodborne was also pretty amazing. Never had played any Souls game, so this was my first experience. The feeling of finally beating one of these bosses, was extraordinary, even if later bosses were better this was my first.
Most of the bosses is Persona 4 were amazing too, especially due to the emotional reasons for these bosses to exist.
The Profound Darkness from Phantasy star IV was one I remember enjoying when I was a kid.
ZeusBurger last edited by
The first one that springs to my mind is Ornstein and Smough from Dark Souls 1, those guys beat the heck out of me so many times but it was still a really cool and memorable fight for me, and that feeling when I finally beat them was like nothing else.
Also an honorable mention to the God of War series and the rest of the Souls games, whenever I think of cool bosses I immediately think of these - so many bosses from these games really stand out in my mind.
Qiou94 last edited by
It's either the final boss in Beyond Good and Evil, or Dahaka from Prince of Persia WW.
The one from BGaE was a really epic showdown, it reversed your controls, made you use all the things you learned, and had a great mysterious alien vibe to it. (still waiting for BGaE 2)
The Dahaka fight was an amazing payoff, fighting this beast you ran away from since the very beginning.
Such good memories.
Oscillator last edited by Oscillator
The first boss in Majora's Mask,
SOG_Vizual last edited by
The Final Boss in Chrono Trigger, Lavos or Giygas from Earthbound, hard choice.
I_Make_Big_Boom last edited by
Photoshop Flowey from Undertale. Loved the sinister vibes, and totally unreal animation.
Pat last edited by
Memorable but annoying, Lazarevic from Uncharted 2 what a pain to do on hard or crushing.
DarthAmmii last edited by
The End from Metal Gear Solid 3 is the greatest boss battle I've ever played. It's a genius fight that has some fun ways to do it.
I always remember fighting Majima in the first Yakuza game because that was when we first met the mad-man, lol.
Fist-fighting the Pope in Assassin's Creed II will always be memorable. It's not something I thought would be entertaining lol.
OwlBoyBebob last edited by
The Frieza Saga styling of Final Fantasy 7's final boss battle. Also any of the Dark Aeons from FFX. Still yet to defeat Bahamut and Magus Sisters; hunting for that platinum baby!!! :p
Zatheus last edited by
These are mine:
God of war 3: Poseidon
Although the fight was not very hard (unless you played it on chaos) the introduction of this boss is so badass I wanted to scream. I repeat those words in my head everytime I outplay someone in a game or outside of it.
Marvel Super Heroes vs Street Fighter: Cyber Akuma
God! I HATED this guy, I don't remember how much money I spent trying to beat that guy and failed regardless. I'd have my revenge on the PSX game, but at a hard cost.
Donkey Kong Country: King K. Rool
This may not be the most impactful introduction nor the hardest boss, but he will forever hold a special place in my heart since it was the first game I beat back then in 1996 when I was 4 years old. I still play the cartridge from time to time and stay for those beatiful credits, feeling proud and teary, like the first time I beat it.
PD: If you find any grammatical error I encourage you to correct me, please. Thanks.
Budi last edited by
First boss fight that came to my mind after reading the thread title was Bowser in Mario 64, so that's my answer.
KingTiny last edited by
For me it have to be Koloktos from LOZ Skyward Sword and Giygas from earthbound though saying why they're memorable is spoiling it.