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Anticlimactic and Disappointing Boss Battles

Jo from GamersFTW writes: 'Every game deserves a brilliant villain, there is often more than one, and you know in the end you are going to meet your arch nemesis and defeat them in a blaze of glory that will be remembered for generations to come. So it is always a little disappointing when you reach the games climax and they put up no challenge whatsoever or it simply doesn’t fit in with what has gone before. You start to question what you have just spent hours of your life on to be greeted with this pushover.'

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c00lvilKid69702d ago (Edited 702d ago )

Currently playing Metal Gear Solid so I had to quickly skip reading the part about Quiet =P At least I’ll be expecting disappointment now.

inmusicutrust701d ago

No spoilers ahead IMO(that you don't know aside from knowing you can expect disappointment)

There's a loophole they use to get through it, if you play it like you should it's not awful but it could have been so much more.

GamerGabs702d ago (Edited 702d ago )

Really great list. Particularly agree with the quick time event bosses, they're just so unsatisfying that I tend to end up feeling overly frustrated - I want to kill them will cool combos and skills, not a finger tap!

alexgibson702d ago

Decent read but I actually didn't think the Quiet battle was that bad..

TXIDarkAvenger702d ago (Edited 702d ago )

If you take the easy road as mentioned in the article, I could see why it would seem disappointing. Otherwise the battle is pretty much what I would expect, I mean she is a sniper so it seemed fitting IMO.

MrsNesbitt702d ago

Fitting yes :) but The End battle was much better.

inmusicutrust701d ago

It should have been a bit harder. I beat her the first go and I'm a pretty bad gamer to be honest. It should have been between that and the extreme version of the mission.

joedom702d ago

I agree, QTEs have no place in a boss fight. The final boss in Shadow of Morder was so anitclimatic that it almost ruined the whole game for me.

MrsNesbitt702d ago

QTE's infuriate me so much.

Pozzle698d ago (Edited 698d ago )

Amen. Final boss battles should effectively use the skills you've learned and the weapons you've collected throughout the game to create an amazing climax. I like feeling as though I've accomplished something that I couldn't have done at the start of the game. QTEs are not only lazy, but it makes the rest of the game feel pointless because you could have beaten the boss at the start without having to gain any new skills or weapons.

1noobgamer702d ago

COD has to be my most disappointing...

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