A discussion about Kombo's favorite boss fight of all time! What's yours?
I like all the boss fights in SoTC. Although thats what you basically do in the game, but still it's awesome.
TO THOSE PLAYING MGS4: Many of the posts below contain minor boss fight spoilers, so if you're still playing through MGS4 you may want to stop reading comments here. As for my favourite boss fight, defeating 20 Metal Gear Rays in MGS2 on Extreme. Followed by the fight with Liquid in MGS1, just because of the memories associated with it.
True SotC had great fights, but it had to because it was a boss fight game. I liked the final battle with Liquid in MGS1, although pretty much every boss fight in MGS1 was great
MGS4: the last battle...yeah it was epic and cinematic and awesome and i cant describe it. MGS3: Vs the END. that sniper battle was just something i liked MG: of course the "HOly sh*t, whats happening?, I cant do anything!" battle with Psycho Mantis. MetalSlug2: The last boss KH and KH2: sephiroth, it was just hardcore.
I didn't find fighting the End so great, so every time after the first play through, I just killed the End after an earlier cutscene so I didn't have to fight him.
I didn't bother fighting The End. I just set the internal clock a week ahead and he died of old age...lol
I liked this boss because I shot him in the head while he was in his wheelchair earlier in the game, resulting in no lavish boss fight. I thought that finally having the option to kill a boss earlier in the game to be awesome. @1.5 I didn't know you could kill him with old age, that's awesome.
Yep, MGS1 Solid vs Liquid all time favorite. Then MGS4 Solid vs Liquid again. But it's Dante vs Nightmare III that takes the cake on Dante Must Die mode!!! One hit and you're dead.
Respect to Thanatos for playing DMC on Dante Must Die mode. I played on hard and barely made it through.
Mike Tyson's punch out, no contest.
I agree with sticky doja, Mike Tyson was menacing to even look at. Runner up is M. Bison. Looks like everyone is on a MGS high right now.
many people would agree on this, when i tell people this fight can last over an hour on hard, they tell me "that sounds long and boring" but you have to experience the fight first hand to find out how fun it actually is, during the fight, you have to worry about your stamina, and you have to kill animals and what not just to survive
I'm playing through MGS3 currently and I am just getting ready to start this fight with the End. It was getting late last night, and I knew I wouldnt' have enough time to finish this part... and I saved the game here. I'm looking forward to this fight! :D
You know if you save the game during the boss fight, then set your PS2's clock a year into the future, when you load your game, The End will have died of old age, and you'll win the boss fight. I've never tried it, because I don't know if you get his camoflauge if he dies of old age. I wouldn't imagine you do, since you'll have taken the easy way out...
you only need to set it 7 days into the future
Why would you want for him to do something so cheap? Do you not like the challenge of an old relic of a man pwning you?
I'd have to say its a close one between Dark Link from OoT or The End from MGS3. The Dark Link fight was so good, yet The End involved so much patience.
Can't think of a favorite boss fight off hand. Maybe Tiny from old school Ninja Gaiden 1. The article got me thinking, though. Does anyone remember the last boss in Rise of the Triad? Man that took me a long time to figure out.
<Rise of the Triad! I remember that game kicking so much ass when it came out!)
All the other mgs4 bosses sucked, but this one was so awesome, that it deserves to be mentioned.
Yea Laughing Octopus was a great boss fight in mgs 4. I liked when she turned into the mark 2. :) The worst one in mgs 4 was the crying wolf one jesus that one sucked so bad. The other two were pretty horrible too.
Yea, Crying Wolf was kind of boring, I was expecting it to do crazier stuff. Laughing Octopus was the best.
crying wolf was dumb, she should have charged at snake instead of...?
I gotta disagree. Up to this point, the most fun boss fight, albeit not very epic was..... SPOILER ALERT!!!! DO NOT READ AHEAD IF STILL PLAYING MGS4!!! The fight between Metal Gears REX and RAY, that was the sh!t.
Crying wolf battle on the boss extreme is insane. one to two shots and your dead. My favorite would be Virgil from DMC3, Sephiroth from kingdom hearts or Liquid from MGS4 (just the feel in that fight felt epic)
in any MGS series its gotta be REX vs RAY, that sh1t was just too fun! though taking on the Boss in MGS3 was as Epic as any fight with liquid. personal favourite of mine though is officer tenpenny from GTA:SA that was a truely mammoth ordeal.
Yeah, Rex vs Ray was awesome... everything between the Solid's and Liquid's warpath was getting destroyed! Oh yeah, i forgot how the Boss ownt me in that battle! Extreme mode was a pain!
My best Boss Fights are #1. Super Metroid Mother Brain Fight! Epic Battle + Ending. #2. OOT Link vs Ganon in Tower. #3. OOT Link vs Ice&Fire Witches Old School but Hella Fun & challenging!
The B&B boss fights.
lol only coz you open up a can of whoop'ass was the basis for squalls lionheart in ff8. probably why i enjoyeed ff8 so much actually!
Ocelot in MGS4. Brought lots of memories.
This fight owned if only for the nostalgia factor. The progression of the fight was amazing though, including the music progression. (trying not to spoil anything)
A-Freaking-Greed... the final battle in Metal Gear solid 4.. was so damn epic the music... memories... everything was awesome... to the introduction of the fight to the conclusion of it
One of the most cinematic fights ever. The music, camera and special moves made the ocelot fight amazing. Damn I love MGS4.
the ocelot fight was EXCELLENT. but i don't get why it took so long for him to beat the End. Thermal goggles + w/e weapon you want = 10 minute fight.
i just ran up behind him and put like 50 shots in him with the tranq gun
if you go sniper to sniper vs the end its substantially more difficult. personally i think you'd be ludicrous to figght him this way but thats just me.
using cheesy short-cuts is like following a cheat guide all through a game.
didn't feel like killing him. i wanted his camo and his gun.
Things were easier in Subsistence because the camera angle makes it easier to find him.
I would have to say every boss in OoT was the best for me. I think Dark Link gave me the most trouble though.
It would hands down go to the last boss fight at the end of MGS4. ***SPOILER*** I loved how they did the throw backs to the previous MGS games with the health bars. And the music corresponding to the game. So much nostalgia all in one place. My heart kept pumping til the very last punch. Pure cinematic gaming genious.
I might agree with Chug the Sephiroth fight was awesome because of the whole build up but if i want to pick one it will be. God Of War 2 With the ending against zeus could be one. If we are talking hardest i would go with Ninja Gaiden no questions asked
The End in MGS3 is one of my favorite Boss fights of all time. It took me a little over an hour to beat him, but it was like no other Boss Battle before. My favorite Boss Battle in MGS4 was probably Raging Raven. I didn't really like the Crying Wolf battle too much because I had to just track her down and shoot her myself... unless she got tired of waiting for me and there was so many of those Haven Troopers and they got a little annoying. Laughing Octopus was alright, but I didn't like the fact that the battle was confined to such a small area and hallways. And the Screaming Mantis fight was O.k., but the fight with Mantis was more of a puzzle than the other battles. Oh yea, the Shadow of the Colossus battles with the Colossi are pretty nice as well.... I can't even pick a favorite battle from the game because each fight was a little unique, but the Flying Serpent battle is definantly at the top of my list.
I have to agree with you. The End was the most amazing fight I can think of. Close seconds are some EWJ bosses(Mucas in particular), Mega Man X Camellion, Twilight Princess's Ganon Bull fight, Cerberus from DMC3 and probably Bowser from Mario 3 finally just about every boss from GOW
Yeah, Crying wolf sucked. I mean, she constanly missed with that rail gun. Also, if you camoed plus the face camo. You can easily beat her with 5 mosin naggant shots to the head.
The end was definitely the best boss fight, i was able to beat him by non lethal methods and boy was it satisfying (though it took me around 2hours).
I guess I'll try my damndest to do a Top 5 Boss Fight, although I love a lot of boss fights: 5. First Sanctus battle from DMC4 (I know, not hard, but a lot of fun) 4. Psycho Mantis from MGS1 3. Final Zeus fight in God of War II 2. All 3 parts of the final battle with Ares from God of War 1 1. Deus from Xenogears (THAT was a LONG fight).
Ocarina of Time, the whole last Ganondoft/Ganon fight. Every thing about it was pure epic.
I prefered The Fury.Fire!
The Fear and the end over the pain and the fury. But all of the cobra member boss battles was epic.
Also see my MGS4 user review. http://www.n4g.com/reviews/... MGS3 bosses were the best of all MGS universe.
I don't know...Screaming Mantis was probably the most fun boss battle I ever played (especially if you treat it like Psycho Mantis from MGS1, which you probably know what I am talking about)... but I agree...overall MGS3 had the best...the rest of the MGS4 battles were a little on the easy side compared to the rest of the series (especially MGS1...Vulcan Raven drove me crazy)... God of War also had some awesome bosses too (the minotaur being one of my favorites)...
For the experience Psycho Mantis For the fight itself last fight on MGS4
rex and ray fight is crazy too.
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The opera singing poo-boss in Conkers Bad Fur Day. Or the final boss in Panzer Dragoon Orta.
Shadow of the Colossus bird fight was superb and I liked the hydra from God of war, skin akuma from capcom vs snk was hard as hell but very satisfying, all the boss fights in mgs3 were great, death adder from golden axe was an arcade classic back in the day. I Liked the second from last boss in secret of mana, death from super castlevania IV, this list is never ending with me.
Boss fights were you just shoot something until it drops are incredibly boring. I prefer boss fights were you have to work out their weakness and employ a strategy to defeat them. Soul Reaver was a good example of this.
I loved the fight with The End as well. Sniping is probably my favorite boss type fight and this one took it to the highest extreme.
5: Kain vs Raziel (the first time) in Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver. He was a bastard to take down. And is one of my first memories of a epic 3-D boss battle. 4: Kratos vs Hydra in God of War. I know it was intended to be the final boss in the game but they decided to have it be the first boss. And from that moment on God of War captivated me with the Hydra boss battle. There was other better boss battles in the God of War series but this one started it all in my mind. 3: Sonic vs Robotnik final battle in Sonic 1. I remember happily defeating robotnik at the end of sonic 1 as a youngin, after hours of dying i finally beat his fat ass. And what was a greeted with? Him juggling the Chaos emeralds and laughing as i was nearly reduced to tears. Still one of the my most memorable boss battles to this day. 2: The final boss battle in MGS4. Wow. That's all i have to say since i will in no way post a spoiler about it. All i have to say is that it kicks major ass. 1: The Boss vs Naked Snak in Snake Eater. For me this is the single most epic/astounding boss battle i experienced in a video game to date. MGS3 was my first MGS game and i backtracked and played MGS2 that my girlfriend brought for me. That was some 3 years ago that i played MGS3. And it's still the best boss battle to me ever. How it's executed, the surrounding, the words exchanged and the very end of it. It's quite frankly boss battles at it's height for me.
1 any boss in SotC 2 psycho mantis from MGS1 3. the end from MGS3 4. liquid from MGS4
There is only one clear winner. Doom1 boss fight at the end. Nothing tops that.
what?...the Spider mastermind?...come to think of it, I don't even remember what the boss was in Doom 1...feck that man...Doom 2, with the Icon of Sin was 50 times better... damn it doom 1 and 2 kicked ass though...bubbles for bringing them up...
If you never played MGS3 and like boss fights this is the game for you. This game was filled with very good boss fights. The End was a great Boss and so was Volcan and the Shagohad. MGS4 has some good boss fights also. I liked Laughing Octopus and Screaming Mantis. I really Liked all the bosses in MGS4 but those are my favorites. The Berserker in Gears of War was very brutal(not really a boss fight but he was a scary mug with a one hit splatter. The Priest Boss in Devil May Cry 4 was a good boss fight and I replayed that fight like 10 times after I beat the game.
I dunno...some of those huge boss freaks in Metroid Prime 3 took me forever to freaking kill. But I think Bitores Mendez from RE4 was by far the most memorable for me...especially when he transform into that twisted looking thing, slowly walking at you..
Golden Axe´s Death Adder anyone??? (arcade version) Guybrush vs Lechuck in monkey Island 1? Swordfight against the Swordmaster? I used to spend big cash in that arcade :) (sighs with nostalgia). I really think the best boss fights happened in the arcades. The thrill, the challenge of being pressed not to used another quarter, being watched over the shoulder by other players when reaching the hard levels, winning and earning their approval. Arcades had that way of making this things far more epic. I can also remember Goro and Shang Tsung´s MK1 fights too :) Don´t get me wrong, console and PC games hold some of the most memorable fights too, but the setting, the safety of your living room or your own bedroom, the possibility to continue without being judged over, it all made for a much "light" experience ;P. Oh... and nothing pays for your well spent money better than pixel art limited animation and scrolling text for an end game screen :D
[spoilers] For me off the top of my head, the best fights i've had are: Diamond Weapon - Final Fantasy VII = Plus the cutscenes around that boss fight are among my favourite in any game ever Colossus #3 - Shadow of the Colossus = Because that particular one is huge and when he attacks with the sword...epic boss fight Colossus #6? - The bird one = Its just an awesome fight The final boss in MGS4 = Just amazingly artistic/nostalgic/emotional, incredible But my all time favourite boss fight is... Grey Fox - Metal Gear Solid 1 = Because Grey Fox is the coolest character ever concieved, and that fight is awesome.
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All MGS bosses were impresive to me in their own way. But nostalgia got the better of me in the GameCube remake of Resident Evil. I was playing through that entire game just dying to see how the next boss looked after a visual update. Another thing about some RE