Death Stranding Is Proof Not All Games Need Boss Fights

DualShockers Writes "Boss fights have been with us since the earliest days of gaming. Way back in 1975, gamers were introduced to the concept by a little-known title called The Game of Dungeons, a Dungeons & Dragons-style RPG for the PLATO system (Programmed Logic for Automated Teaching Operations, in case anyone was wondering) that featured an encounter with The Golden Dragon, which players had to defeat in order to claim a magic orb and win the game."

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potatoseal125d ago

But the boss fights in Death Stranding were awesome. Especially the Cliff ones. Also loved the "giant" one. Don't agree with this person's opinion at all.

isarai125d ago

Same, they were really creative and fleshed out to extreme nature of the event.

Rocketisleague124d ago

Yeah sure even getting randomly caught by the invisible things turned into mini boss fights

DogJosha123d ago

Yeah, unfortunately a lot of gaming journalists are people that don't seem to like playing games. Easy mode? Immortal mode? No bosses? If a company WANTS to make some games for people who don't want to play them, go ahead. Just quit harassing the companies that want to make games for people that appreciate them.

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jznrpg125d ago (Edited 125d ago )

Eh whatever I like boss fights.

Puzzle games don’t need boss fights sure not all games need them but I enjoy a difficult boss fight.

BrainSyphoned124d ago

The puzzle game Hunnie Pop's boss fights were very necessary and quite over the top in ways other games can't hope to compete with.

jznrpg124d ago (Edited 124d ago )

Just a random example as some puzzle games don’t need boss fights like Tetris or whatever. But sure I have played puzzle games with boss fights and I’m all for boss fights in any game if the dev wants to make quality bosses

-Foxtrot125d ago

I felt they didn’t go with the gameplay it was trying to present. It felt clunky combat wise.

meanmallard125d ago

I completely disagree that DS would have been better without boss fights.

I would however say that in DS 2 I hope the boss fights are more complicated and refined.