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OricWindstar
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(03-13-2017, 11:10 PM)
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I don't even have an example because I can't remember the last time I came across it in a game. I'm sure I must have at some point, but it always seems like when I finish the final boss, I'm always remembering how some earlier boss was harder. It's always a bummer!

So, any examples of when this is not the case? And, as stated in the title, this is excluding optional bosses that are designed to be overpowered.
Wagram
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(03-13-2017, 11:11 PM)
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Drakengard 3.
wamberz1
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(03-13-2017, 11:11 PM)
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Metal Gear Rising

FURI
Oregano
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(03-13-2017, 11:11 PM)
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Red Steel 2. IIRC it was a massive difficulty spike.
Samaritan
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(03-13-2017, 11:12 PM)
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Bloodborne. Works for both the main game and the DLC I think.
Laputa_94
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(03-13-2017, 11:12 PM)
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I remember this being the case for the final boss in SMT: Strange Journey (Chaos route). Probably the hardest boss I have fought in a JRPG.
Kaiken
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(03-13-2017, 11:13 PM)
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Metroid Prime.
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MGR, Bayonetta 1 imo, FTL come to mind but I don't think it's fitting as there is no other "boss".
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Originally Posted by Wagram

Drakengard 3.

Hate HATE H-A-T-E the final boss to this game.
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(03-13-2017, 11:13 PM)
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Kefka

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Originally Posted by wamberz1

Metal Gear Rising

FURI

I dunno about that because i've seen a lot of people that couldn't beat Blade Wolf because they couldn't figure out how to parry.
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(03-13-2017, 11:13 PM)
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Donkey Kong Country games typically have pretty easy bosses, then it gets hard with the final boss lol.
casey_contra
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(03-13-2017, 11:14 PM)
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Shadow Queen in Paper Mario 2
David H Wong
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I've seen so many games reduce the final boss to a QTE or a simplified battle using the Game's Special Weapon that I now believe it's an intentional design decision everyone has adopted. Like they figure by the end the player is ready for the story to be over and they don't want the pace of the storytelling to be ruined by having to repeat a boss battle 36 times.

But you know, lots of movies do this, too. The longest and most complex fight is never the main guy - it's always against the badass henchman. Then the main bad guy dies just by getting shot out of a window or something and falling in slow-mo to his death. Maybe games are just imitating that.
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Not a great game but it sticks in my mind because the final boss made me give up on it a few years back - last gen's Conan. Final boss was significantly harder than anything before.
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(03-13-2017, 11:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Wagram

Drakengard 3.

Triggered.
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(03-13-2017, 11:14 PM)
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FF13. It was BULLSHIT!!!
OricWindstar
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(03-13-2017, 11:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kaiken

Metroid Prime.

Oh yeah, I remember that giving me hell when I was younger. Most of the other bosses outside of Ridley in that are game are relatively easy, too.
blly155
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(03-13-2017, 11:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by Samaritan

Bloodborne. Works for both the main game and the DLC I think.

I have to disagree at least with the base game. Gehrman and Moon Presence were way too easy. Gehrman was tougher but got it done my second shot. I had only 6 vials left and easily killed Moon Presence. For a final boss it was a joke. The DLC bosses were difficult though. I had to summon help for Kos + Laurence. Every other boss I did solo.
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(03-13-2017, 11:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Wagram

Drakengard 3.

Best boss
Brawly Likes to Brawl
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(03-13-2017, 11:18 PM)
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I remember Golden Sun Dark Dawn's final boss being just about the only difficult fight in the main story.
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I had exceptional trouble with Axiom Verge's final boss.
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Shadow Link Zelda 2
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Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
Never beat the game as the boss was terribly overpowered and took away all health after the first part of the boss fight.
Trogdor1123
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(03-13-2017, 11:18 PM)

Originally Posted by sp3ctr3

Kefka

I didn't think so, the one I always had the most trouble with was the one right before the cart ride in the light world.
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(03-13-2017, 11:19 PM)
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No More Heroes 2 - Jasper Batt Jr.
hushlorentz
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Dark Cloud! Actually I'm not sure if it is even the last boss because I rage quit and never came back. I enjoyed the rest of the game, but the difficulty spike at that boss was absurd. Wasn't about to go grinding for the first time after putting in 30 hours.
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(03-13-2017, 11:20 PM)
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Sonic CD
Revolutionary
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Originally Posted by Wagram

Drakengard 3.

I just stumbled upon a video of this last night while looking up some Nier stuff. Holy fucking shit. That final note is just.. evil.
Schucky Ducky
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(03-13-2017, 11:20 PM)
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Splatoon. It's also the most fun I've had with a boss in any game from this gen.
SkyTurnsRed
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(03-13-2017, 11:20 PM)
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Furi and Metal Gear Rising had really, really tough final bosses.
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Ys 1
Peterc
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I don't dislike diffecult bosses.
Only if:

- it's about the gameplay of your character and not because of bad gameplay.
- The boss ai is smart and not about a boss just trowing 100 rockets to make it diffecult.


Thats why most games are way overrated about the diffeculty, it's more about luck instead of skills.
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(03-13-2017, 11:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by Schucky Ducky

Splatoon. It's also the most fun I've had with a boss in any game from this gen.

Oooh, that's a good one.

I also think Skyward Sword's last boss was definitely toughest.
Manmademan
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(03-13-2017, 11:21 PM)
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"The Egg" Saga Frontier II.

Fuck this thing

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The Last Remnant. It has optional super bosses but they're at the very best, as hard as the final boss but that's probably pushing it. Hardest super boss has a 10 round timer that makes the challenge. The last boss is just a savage onslaught
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(03-13-2017, 11:22 PM)
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Splatoon - DJ Octavio
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Originally Posted by wamberz1

Metal Gear Rising

FURI

I was gonna say this. No one in the game touches Armstrong in difficulty, and he's even harder on Jet stream Sam's story.
Kyne
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(03-13-2017, 11:23 PM)
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Final Fantasy 9; Necron.

Opa-Pa
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I struggled a lot against Dark Souls' for some reason, but I've heard he can be parried to death and for some reason I didn't even attempt it.

Metal Gear Rising ane Furi were pretty insane too haha.

Originally Posted by Samaritan

Bloodborne. Works for both the main game and the DLC I think.

A lot of bosses in Bloodborne were quite challenging, but the final boss (es) are pretty much the only ones I beat first try lol, I found them disappointingly easy given how cool the fights look.
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Nachtfalke
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(03-13-2017, 11:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by Wagram

Drakengard 3.

First post nails it.
Kaiken
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(03-13-2017, 11:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by OricWindstar

Oh yeah, I remember that giving me hell when I was younger. Most of the other bosses outside of Ridley in that are game are relatively easy, too.

I had to put the controller down and come back to it a couple weeks later to finally beat the game.
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(03-13-2017, 11:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by poodaddy

I was gonna say this. No one in the game touches Armstrong in difficulty, and he's even harder on Jet stream Sam's story.

Beautiful thing about Armstrong is that he's a test of all the skills you need to have mastered to beat every boss. He really feels like he's the endgame because of that.
blly155
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Dark Souls 1. I was almost in tears of frustration trying to defeat Gwyn. He moves way too fast and I suck at parrying. It took me 19 tries. Don't think I'd struggle as much now that I've played Bloodborne where bosses require quicker thinking and reactions. Going back to Dark Souls and all the bosses feel so sluggish and give you plenty of time to react.
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Originally Posted by Revolutionary

I just stumbled upon a video of this last night while looking up some Nier stuff. Holy fucking shit. That final note is just.. evil.

Yeah I saw it while watching lore/story recaps of the franchise.


Taro is a cruel cruel man, I didn't even play it and I felt triggered.
tei15
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(03-13-2017, 11:25 PM)
Buhnivelze+ on Hard in FFXIII LR. Absolutely insane
LionPride
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Armstrong. Metal Gear Rising. Before I learned how to Parry correctly.
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Originally Posted by Kaiken

Metroid Prime.

Definitely. Metroid Prime is easily the hardest boss in the game for a low % run.
jb1234
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(03-13-2017, 11:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kyne

Final Fantasy 9; Necron.

Yup, coming to post this. Necron is cheap as fuck. I think Zeromus in FFIV also qualifies.
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(03-13-2017, 11:27 PM)
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