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2021-04-22 3:26:13 PM  
List fails without the final boss of the Internet.
 
2021-04-22 3:38:17 PM  
If you made a list of the 10 websites with the worst lists, IGN would be 10-6 and 4-1.

/AVClub would be 5
 
2021-04-22 3:40:42 PM  
I remember beating Sephiroth in 1 turn (Knights of the Round + 2 mimic materia).  You could say it was anticlimactic but it took hours of chocobo breeding to get to that point.  I feel like the Weapons are the real bosses of FF VII.
 
2021-04-22 3:43:40 PM  
I haven't played any of these games. Is there something wrong with me?
 
2021-04-22 3:45:53 PM  
I'd trade Sephiroth for Kefka from Final Fantasy 6.  The multi-part fight where you climb higher up the mountain of flesh only for the delusional little twat to ascend from heaven like an angel is what I've judged every Final Fantasy end boss upon.  And they keep leaving me disappointed.
 
2021-04-22 3:47:28 PM  

Mr Tarantula: I haven't played any of these games. Is there something wrong with me?


Yes.


Also, #2 is a significant spoiler. Then again, anyone who tries to describe that game in any real detail without spoiling anything is going to have a bad time.
 
2021-04-22 3:48:44 PM  
Kefka is a better final boss than Sephiroth. I liked 7 better overall, but Kefka battle set a standard that the following games have yet to match. Dancing Mad is also better than One Wing Angel.
 
2021-04-22 3:49:01 PM  
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2021-04-22 3:49:56 PM  

Snapper Carr: I remember beating Sephiroth in 1 turn (Knights of the Round + 2 mimic materia).  You could say it was anticlimactic but it took hours of chocobo breeding to get to that point.  I feel like the Weapons are the real bosses of FF VII.


Most of the FF bosses are chumps if you've made ANY attempt to find infinity +1 weapons .

The pacing in fact usually sucks because just prior to the last dungeon you can get sidetracked with all the final quests unlocked and forget to get around to the boss.

Like in FFX where you literally cannot lose to the final boss
 
2021-04-22 3:50:40 PM  
Why make me feel old, internet list?

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Why?
 
2021-04-22 3:51:08 PM  
I like the final Ganon fight in BOTW.  You can, from the very start of the game, just go and try to beat him but the more stuff you complete and the more time you spend getting there, the easier it gets.  It's rather refreshing to see your hard work directly affecting the difficulty of defeating the boss, instead of having to unlock it.

For instance, you can beat him before you unlock the 4 guardians if you really want, but unlocking the guardians removes about 1/2 of his lifespan at the start of the battle.
 
2021-04-22 3:52:43 PM  

Fano: Snapper Carr: I remember beating Sephiroth in 1 turn (Knights of the Round + 2 mimic materia).  You could say it was anticlimactic but it took hours of chocobo breeding to get to that point.  I feel like the Weapons are the real bosses of FF VII.

Most of the FF bosses are chumps if you've made ANY attempt to find infinity +1 weapons .

The pacing in fact usually sucks because just prior to the last dungeon you can get sidetracked with all the final quests unlocked and forget to get around to the boss.

Like in FFX where you literally cannot lose to the final boss


That one was good.  After all the time completing the game, it was rather refreshing to be essentially immortal on the final fight.
 
2021-04-22 3:56:33 PM  

Driedsponge: I like the final Ganon fight in BOTW.  You can, from the very start of the game, just go and try to beat him but the more stuff you complete and the more time you spend getting there, the easier it gets.  It's rather refreshing to see your hard work directly affecting the difficulty of defeating the boss, instead of having to unlock it.

For instance, you can beat him before you unlock the 4 guardians if you really want, but unlocking the guardians removes about 1/2 of his lifespan at the start of the battle.


Majora's Mask did that first. You could fight Majora without collecting all the masks, but he was a Nintendo-Hard-trope boss. Once you collected them all and unlocked the final one (Fierce Deity?), you could steamroll him easily.
 
2021-04-22 3:57:49 PM  
Also, Psycho Mantis is the most memorable MGS boss.
 
2021-04-22 3:57:57 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Driedsponge: I like the final Ganon fight in BOTW.  You can, from the very start of the game, just go and try to beat him but the more stuff you complete and the more time you spend getting there, the easier it gets.  It's rather refreshing to see your hard work directly affecting the difficulty of defeating the boss, instead of having to unlock it.

For instance, you can beat him before you unlock the 4 guardians if you really want, but unlocking the guardians removes about 1/2 of his lifespan at the start of the battle.

Majora's Mask did that first. You could fight Majora without collecting all the masks, but he was a Nintendo-Hard-trope boss. Once you collected them all and unlocked the final one (Fierce Deity?), you could steamroll him easily.


When I last played Majora's Mask I avoided using the Fierce Deity mask specifically because it made the battle too easy.

It was still relatively easy even without it.
 
2021-04-22 3:58:56 PM  

Dimensio: scottydoesntknow: Driedsponge: I like the final Ganon fight in BOTW.  You can, from the very start of the game, just go and try to beat him but the more stuff you complete and the more time you spend getting there, the easier it gets.  It's rather refreshing to see your hard work directly affecting the difficulty of defeating the boss, instead of having to unlock it.

For instance, you can beat him before you unlock the 4 guardians if you really want, but unlocking the guardians removes about 1/2 of his lifespan at the start of the battle.

Majora's Mask did that first. You could fight Majora without collecting all the masks, but he was a Nintendo-Hard-trope boss. Once you collected them all and unlocked the final one (Fierce Deity?), you could steamroll him easily.

When I last played Majora's Mask I avoided using the Fierce Deity mask specifically because it made the battle too easy.

It was still relatively easy even without it.


I remember I could get him down to about 50% health, but once I got hit, strategy fell apart and it all slid downhill and I was just flailing until I died. I think I only beat him once without the mask.
 
2021-04-22 4:02:50 PM  
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2021-04-22 4:05:57 PM  

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I am having trouble grasping the true form of that.
 
2021-04-22 4:11:41 PM  
Sephiroth?  fark off.

DrunkenBob: I'd trade Sephiroth for Kefka from Final Fantasy 6.  The multi-part fight where you climb higher up the mountain of flesh only for the delusional little twat to ascend from heaven like an angel is what I've judged every Final Fantasy end boss upon.  And they keep leaving me disappointed.


Yep, this.
 
2021-04-22 4:13:16 PM  

Andric: Sephiroth?  fark off.

DrunkenBob: I'd trade Sephiroth for Kefka from Final Fantasy 6.  The multi-part fight where you climb higher up the mountain of flesh only for the delusional little twat to ascend from heaven like an angel is what I've judged every Final Fantasy end boss upon.  And they keep leaving me disappointed.

Yep, this.


6 is the better game with the better final boss but 7 is better known due to bringing Final Fantasy to the mainstream, thus it becomes the "obvious" choice in spite of its inferiority.
 
2021-04-22 4:18:30 PM  
FTA:

Super Metroid is a frightening, lonely game, and the Mother Brain fight serves to drive both those attributes home with this final fight. It begins simply enough, with some standard platforming and scattered attacks flying at Samus. But upon entering its second phase, its brain grows a bipedal body and becomes too powerful to defeat. Hopelessly outgunned by the horrifying creature, Samus can only kneel and breathe heavily as she prepares herself for death. At the last moment, the metroid hatchling she's been hunting comes to her aid, draining Mother Brain of her power and giving it to Samus. After Mother Brain kills the Metroid, Samus ends the monster with both righteous fury and her new hyper beam. It's an extremely satisfying conclusion to an already incredible game, with that screech we can still hear to this day.


I heard that screech in my head as I read that.

This entry is 100% truth.
 
2021-04-22 4:20:50 PM  

Mr Tarantula: I haven't played any of these games. Is there something wrong with me?


Yes.
 
2021-04-22 4:23:49 PM  
I would add one more to that list:

Alduin - Skyrim

You literally have to go to the afterlife in order to face Alduin and that's AFTER you've cleaned out Skoldufn, which requires you to TRAP A DRAGON AND RIDE THE MOTHERF*CKER OVER THE MOUNTAINS.

Sovngarde is one of the most unforgettable locations in all of video games.

I'll admit the actual combat with Alduin is perhaps a bit lacking, but it's not something you'll forget either.

The lead up and final battle with Alduin is one of the best sequences to finish a video game I have ever played.
 
2021-04-22 4:24:19 PM  
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2021-04-22 4:25:03 PM  
The most satisfaction I've ever had defeating the final boss was lighting up Micah in the epilogue of RDR2.
 
2021-04-22 4:27:04 PM  
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2021-04-22 4:32:58 PM  

Hillbilly Jim: The most satisfaction I've ever had defeating the final boss was lighting up Micah in the epilogue of RDR2.


Ooooh, only reason I wouldn't say that was because it was a foregone conclusion (the problem with prequels).

While I didn't like Marston's son taking over the family killing business, killing Ross in the 1st one was immensely satisfying.

/Actually liked Arthur more than Marston
//So sad he didn't even get a mention in RDR1
///Another problem with prequels
 
2021-04-22 4:33:01 PM  

Hillbilly Jim: The most satisfaction I've ever had defeating the final boss was lighting up Micah in the epilogue of RDR2.


I totally cheesed it and threw a few sticks of dynamite at him. Really sad he didn't gib.
 
2021-04-22 4:34:28 PM  
Man... Rockstar, please do a RDR1 remaster in the 2 engine. Please. Please!
 
2021-04-22 4:36:39 PM  
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2021-04-22 4:42:04 PM  

Dimensio: Andric: Sephiroth?  fark off.

DrunkenBob: I'd trade Sephiroth for Kefka from Final Fantasy 6.  The multi-part fight where you climb higher up the mountain of flesh only for the delusional little twat to ascend from heaven like an angel is what I've judged every Final Fantasy end boss upon.  And they keep leaving me disappointed.

Yep, this.

6 is the better game with the better final boss but 7 is better known due to bringing Final Fantasy to the mainstream, thus it becomes the "obvious" choice in spite of its inferiority.


I mean, I get it. But I don't have to like it.
 
2021-04-22 4:49:04 PM  
List fails without the boss so douchey you want to finish the game just to end him:

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2021-04-22 4:57:36 PM  
My favorite (not saying best) Pagan Min - Far Cry 4
My least favorite (saying this is the worst) Joseph Seed - Far Cry 5
 
2021-04-22 5:02:29 PM  

mongbiohazard: List fails without the boss so douchey you want to finish the game just to end him:

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But douchey in a good way (unlike the Twins in Borderlands 3).

/speaking of which, Borderlands 3 just got a new update/DLC last week

//new questline (unfortunately Ava-based, but she's actually not bad in it), new raid boss, a machine that can reroll anointments for 250 Eridium, a wandering vending machine with three guaranteed Legendaries in it but it's in a new location somewhere in the game each week, a third XP system that grants various rewards including Eridium, cosmetics, new Legendaries, and ever so often a Diamond Key that opens up not just a chest but a whole farking loot room (three walls with 30ish items each, one with shields, one with weapons, and one with grenade mods-you keep one of each, and then get one of the Legendaries in this week's vending machine on top)
 
2021-04-22 5:03:09 PM  
Lavos.
 
2021-04-22 5:03:36 PM  
Oh yeah, and new daily and weekly challenges.  Knew I forgot something in my run on sentence of stuff in the new DLC for BL3.
 
2021-04-22 5:04:28 PM  
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Forgettable fight, amazing game.
 
2021-04-22 5:05:37 PM  
Wait... GlaD0s wasn't on the list??
 
2021-04-22 5:07:03 PM  

mongbiohazard: List fails without the boss so douchey you want to finish the game just to end him:

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I was thinking Handsome Sorcerer, THAT guy was a biatch to kill 5 times
 
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2021-04-22 5:18:45 PM  

Dimensio: Andric: Sephiroth?  fark off.

DrunkenBob: I'd trade Sephiroth for Kefka from Final Fantasy 6.  The multi-part fight where you climb higher up the mountain of flesh only for the delusional little twat to ascend from heaven like an angel is what I've judged every Final Fantasy end boss upon.  And they keep leaving me disappointed.

Yep, this.

6 is the better game with the better final boss but 7 is better known due to bringing Final Fantasy to the mainstream, thus it becomes the "obvious" choice in spite of its inferiority.


Granted - but the title of the listicle is "10 Best Final Bosses," not "10 Final Bosses Who Appear In The Most Self-Insertion Weeaboo Fanfics".
 
2021-04-22 5:18:48 PM  
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2021-04-22 5:42:29 PM  

Rev.K: I would add one more to that list:

Alduin - Skyrim

You literally have to go to the afterlife in order to face Alduin and that's AFTER you've cleaned out Skoldufn, which requires you to TRAP A DRAGON AND RIDE THE MOTHERF*CKER OVER THE MOUNTAINS.

Sovngarde is one of the most unforgettable locations in all of video games.

I'll admit the actual combat with Alduin is perhaps a bit lacking, but it's not something you'll forget either.

The lead up and final battle with Alduin is one of the best sequences to finish a video game I have ever played.


People finish Skyrim?
 
2021-04-22 5:44:51 PM  
Earthbound Final Boss Battle & Credits
Youtube Vy367XATssE
 
2021-04-22 5:48:24 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/Vy367XAT​ssE]


What makes this truly weird is it was inspired by an incident from the lead designer seeing a sex scene in a movie when he was a child.
 
2021-04-22 5:54:48 PM  
Not a final boss, but I was so excited when I beat this guy back in 94.  Shoot it until it dies, indeed.

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2021-04-22 5:59:57 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Also, Psycho Mantis is the most memorable MGS boss.


Now that was a good and proper gimmick fight.

I used fists to beat Baldur both times.  It just felt more satisfying.
 
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As you defeat him now do you also mutter, "This is for Daikatana.  Biatch."
 
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