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Submitted by Nike 2227d ago | article

Of Boss Fights That Never End

Split-screen writes: "Sylphet from BtL, after taking on another boss that undoubtedly caused maternity officials to collapse laughing at their naming (Pandemonium Warden), says the developer should think real hard about their Final Fantasy XI pre-game warning that states, 'We have no desire to see your real life suffer as a consequence. Don't forget your family, your friends, your school or your work.' Maybe they left out, 'and your health' on purpose.

"How long is too long for a boss fight? Take a look at some of these beings of supreme mortality who forgot to include 'dying gracefully' to their resumes." (Culture, Digital Devil Saga, Final Fantasy VIII, Grandia III, PC, PS2, Tomb Raider 2, Xenosaga Episode 3)

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Fat Princess  +   2227d ago
They forgot to add Yiazmat from Final Fantasy XII to the list.
Relcom  +   2227d ago
Yeah he was a bastard to beat also
Osmoisis(i forget how to spell it) in FF9. I never figured out how to beat him.

Good list though i enjoyed it.
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v1c1ous  +   2227d ago
@Relcom, about Ozma from ff9
find all friendly monsters and he can be hit with physical attacks.

also, since he only has 60k~ hp, he can literally be killed in 2 turns if all of your chars can pull off 9999 hits before they die....
Relcom  +   2227d ago
Thanks for tip v1c1ous. I got to find my PS1 memory card now
darkpower  +   2227d ago
They forgot "The End" from MGS3, as well.

How a boss fight which always comes up during these kinds of discussions NOT come up on this list is beyond me.
ChampIDC  +   2227d ago
Maybe they didn't like The End due to the ability to kill him with age. I suppose that makes the boss fight last a week, though, if you're counting the time the console is off.
cjp4eva  +   2227d ago
@DarkPower
Hey man, when you refer to "The End" what monster are you talking about? I keep hearing about this but dont know what people are talking about, I dont remember a boss in MSG$ being that hard IDK maybe theres an alternate ending?
LossTheEarthbreaker  +   2227d ago
The sniper.
Nike  +   2227d ago
About Yiazmat...
The sad part is Square-Enix/Squaresoft has a horrifying rep for creating long boss battles, so i thought it'd be better to just name a few and ask every one if they felt the same or would recommend other such bosses to hate.
superman  +   2227d ago
Thats Ramirez from Skies of Arcadia. That game was amazing.
games4fun  +   2227d ago
@super
you beat me to it ;)

i loved playing that game and even after you beat the final boss they let you continue to sail the skies there were some side-quests i found after i beat ramirez
v1c1ous  +   2227d ago
That golem colossus in shadow of the colossus
the one you fight in a corridor type thing and have to make him knock down pillars....that took me HOURS to beat.
LossTheEarthbreaker  +   2227d ago
The only one that took me hours was the last.

The one you mentioned was a pain in the ass, too, though.
hay  +   2227d ago
Weird, I raped Omega(FFVIII) in few minutes.
Millah  +   2227d ago
Damn Ramirez...Skies of Arcadia, damn good game. Now I'm gonna go fire up my Dreamcast and play through that game again.
Nike  +   2227d ago
Yeah, he was cool. I loved those parts where you could decide to fight him early. The scary thing was you could never be sure if you would actually fight him or not. Coward that I was, I took no chances. Though, that probably woulda meant not fighting his Gigas form in the end. -_-;;
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IzKyD1331  +   2227d ago
that guy made it look like shadow of the colossus's style was bad
Nike  +   2227d ago
I did not. I could have easily said the entire game was one big boss fight, but i didn't. In SoC, finding these bosses counts as time for the battle, since there are no enemies to distract you. And that doesn't even include the time it takes to beat them.

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