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Game-o-rama => General Gaming => Topic started by: Super on May 23, 2015, 08:51:29 pm

Title: Iconic boss battles
Post by: Super on May 23, 2015, 08:51:29 pm
Fighting Perfect Chaos on Sonic Adventure with Open Your Heart playing. That poop was powerful.
Title: Re: Iconic boss battles
Post by: Zero on May 23, 2015, 09:18:55 pm
Don't forget Sonic Adventure 2's Finalhazard, just as good imo. Crash course for Earth and you control two characters. Good boss battle.

Also, I love boss battles that are skill checkpoints very early on into the game such as Murai from Ninja Gaiden. I feel this one is plenty iconic as a lot of players gave up on the game after losing to Murai. The game is telling you to get better or never get past the first boss. Good stuff.

Title: Re: Iconic boss battles
Post by: Custom on May 24, 2015, 12:15:58 am
yeah i agree both sonic adventure bosses are super memorable

i think giygas from earthbound is one of those too
Title: Re: Iconic boss battles
Post by: Super on May 24, 2015, 02:58:33 am
Sonic 3. Dat music.



Quote from: Zero on May 23, 2015, 09:18:55 pm
Don't forget Sonic Adventure 2's Finalhazard, just as good imo. Crash course for Earth and you control two characters. Good boss battle.

Also, I love boss battles that are skill checkpoints very early on into the game such as Murai from Ninja Gaiden. I feel this one is plenty iconic as a lot of players gave up on the game after losing to Murai. The game is telling you to get better or never get past the first boss. Good stuff.


SA2's final boss was great too. I feel like popping the Dreamcast's cherry for the first time with SA1 was definitely a moment to behold.
Title: Re: Iconic boss battles
Post by: Zero on May 24, 2015, 11:09:11 am
Sonic gets shat on a lot, but the games usually have pretty great final bosses or just bosses in general.

I'm actually playing through Earthbound again. Just arrived in Fourside.
Title: Re: Iconic boss battles
Post by: Tupin on May 24, 2015, 12:51:59 pm
I'm trying to recall which boss battle from the Zelda series is the most memorable. For some reason Wind Waker sticks out in my mind, other than the obvious Ganon fight at the end I always did like Godhan. Maybe because it's the only boss in the series that's not really a boss.
Title: Re: Iconic boss battles
Post by: Zero on May 24, 2015, 01:19:28 pm
Godhan is pretty similar to three other Zelda bosses though, that is my main problem with that boss. Him being a "test" instead of a baddy ganon sent after you is nice, though, I can agree.
Title: Re: Iconic boss battles
Post by: Super on May 25, 2015, 02:24:08 am
Quote from: Zero on May 24, 2015, 01:19:28 pm
Godhan is pretty similar to three other Zelda bosses though, that is my main problem with that boss. Him being a "test" instead of a baddy ganon sent after you is nice, though, I can agree.
Andross.


Haha.
Title: Re: Iconic boss battles
Post by: viewtifulboy on July 20, 2015, 02:13:21 pm
The final boss of Metal Gear Rising is iconic as hell.
Title: Re: Iconic boss battles
Post by: Custom on July 20, 2015, 04:34:42 pm
Quote from: viewtifulboy on July 20, 2015, 02:13:21 pm
The final boss of Metal Gear Rising is iconic as hell.
i agree and i haven't even played it
Title: Re: Iconic boss battles
Post by: PrivilegedYoshi on August 30, 2015, 06:25:34 pm
Giygas.

The first time you faced any of the legendary birds or Mewtwo in RBY. Red in GSC.

The Boss in MGS3.

Kefka.

Any of the Primals in FF14, but especially Ultima Weapon (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sgauDzMjLw) and Bahamut. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNfcrBZVKbU)

Marauder Shields. (http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/marauder-shields)
Title: Re: Iconic boss battles
Post by: viewtifulboy on September 02, 2015, 11:49:17 am
Kefka most certainly is.  And what about Necron?  He's one of the most well-established, built-up and hardest bosses in RPG history.
Title: Re: Iconic boss battles
Post by: PrivilegedYoshi on September 04, 2015, 03:55:18 pm
You're sure you're thinking of Necron?

He came out of literally nowhere at the end of FF9. Hard, yes. Significant in the plot at any point before the conclusion? Not really.
Title: Re: Iconic boss battles
Post by: Zero on September 04, 2015, 06:02:31 pm
SPOILERS but too lazy to put tags. Just play FFIX already.


FFIX is my favorite jrpg and let me tell ya, Necron is not built up very well. Its very mysterious and that is what makes him a good final encounter, especially compared to most other jrpgs or games in general. "Asspull" accusations aside while he is unexpected, what you learn of him and the boss fight itself are interesting as well as a throwback to how classic FF villains like Exdeath and Zeromus were in general. He observes Kuja's actions and decides that all life must die and all universes must become the "Zero World" where nothingness permeates and the fear of death no longer exists. He seeks to kill death, basically. His origins are unknown, but the common theory is that he is the creator that has become unhappy with his universe after witnessing Kuja's actions. Even if that isn't true, it is fun to discuss with other FFIX fans.

so yeah, viewtifulboy is wrong again
Title: Re: Iconic boss battles
Post by: Zero on September 04, 2015, 06:03:09 pm
also, from the wiki:

In Final Fantasy 20th Anniversary Ultimania -- File 1: Character Book, Necron is described as, "a being awakened by Kuja's fear, despair, and hatred, which called out to it as he learned of his mortality, just as his ambitions were within reach".

so basically you beat what you think is the final boss and NOPE he's not. GG Square. GG viewitfulboy that is NOT building it up well.

Still a badass boss though
Title: Re: Iconic boss battles
Post by: Super on September 06, 2015, 09:01:43 pm
I didn't think I'd find another person that loves FFIX as much as I do.
Title: Re: Iconic boss battles
Post by: Zero on September 08, 2015, 04:50:41 am
yeah super. I love all the playstation era Final Fantasy games but IX is the one that really really stuck with me. It was different era for Square back then. They could actually develop video games in a reasonable timeframe and have them still be excellent.
Title: Re: Iconic boss battles
Post by: viewtifulboy on September 11, 2015, 12:52:44 pm
Not as badass as Yu Yevon in 10.
Title: Re: Iconic boss battles
Post by: Zero on September 12, 2015, 04:43:58 pm
Quote from: viewtifulboy on September 11, 2015, 12:52:44 pm
Not as badass as Yu Yevon in 10.


Shut up, troll. Everyone knows that boss fight was disappointing.