Hello fellow gamers welcome to Let’s Talk. So I had a lot of fun making a Top favorite list so I came up with my Top 10 Boss Fights. As we all know boss fights are meant to put all your skills you’ve learned to the test, they also help progress the story, as well as allowing the player to learn about their adversary’s motivations and background. These fights are tedious, exciting and stressful but that’s what makes them so fun.
So without further ado let’s begin.
(Warning: Some spoilers!!!)
10. Cyber Errol/Terraformer ( Jak 3)
At number 10 we have the Terraformer probably one of the largest bosses in the Jak and Daxter universe. This monster made it on my list simply because of how you fight it in the early stages of the fight. To damage it you have to shoot these tiny nodes around it legs and since there are six legs you know it will be a lengthy process. To add a little more difficulty into the mix you have to drive in a vehicle in the vast Spargus Desert the entire fight avoiding sand dunes, tiny explosives being dropped by the Terraformer, and avoid being crushed by the damn thing as well. The second half is simpler once the legs are taken out you have the battle Errol piloting the head atop its pyramid body. All you have to do is shoot the back of its head while dodging eco beams and head slams 3 times and you win. The battle is long but not so hard but fun nonetheless.
9. Reaper/Human (Mass Effect 2)
Remember when you playing Mass Effect 2 for the first time and you were wondering why the hell the Collectors were just kidnapping humans ? Remember when you got to the end of the game and actually got to see the result of their work? Yeah it was not a pretty site. Throughout the entire game we are given hints as to why humans are being taken but we aren’t given an exact cause. But everything starts to make sense once you reach the Collector Base. At the center of the base lies this monstrosity and it is not happy to see you at all. As big as this guy is he isn’t hard but it isn’t really easy either even on normal difficulty, not only do you have to deal with him but you have to deal with Collectors who may be mind jacked by the Collector leader. Your weapons and teammates also play a part in your success and if you don’t have the right load out you may as well start over the mission. To beat him you just shoot his eyes and his chest occasionally while avoiding his lasers and strikes at the platforms you’re on as well as getting rid of the Collectors that come in as reinforcements. This boss is visually stunning and a great final opponent for the game placing it in the #9 spot.
8. Alice (Killer is Dead)
Where do I even begin? Killer is Dead has got to be the weirdest, craziest, and wtf game I have ever played and I loved every second of it. I could not take this game seriously and I now that I think about it was never meant to be just like any Suda51 game like Lollipop Chainsaw *shudders*. Anyway the boss at #8 is Alice the first of many bosses in this game. When you first meet her she asks for your help in finding her sister in her house of madness. After exploring the house a bit you find her again, only you realize that there is no sister just her and after a terrifying exorcism inspired cut scene the fight begins. Alice is #8 because the fight with her is pretty fun, the music and environment really adds to fight since it feels like you’re in their domain it also has that anime vibe which makes it more engaging for me.
7. Catherine (Catherine)
Yeah don’t let the cute face and slim waist fool you this woman is not what she appears to be. Catherine is #7 for a good reason the first reason is that she is seduced our main hero Vincent into having a drunken one night stand that results in nearly causing a rift in his current relationship with his own girlfriend Katherine. The second reason is that she is part of the reason Vincent has these recurring nightmares that force him to climb an endless tower of blocks to outrun his worst nightmares. Near the end of the game Katherine and Catherine get into a fight at Vincent’s apartment leaving the latter “dead”. After Vincent tries to get Katherine out of the house the couple realizes they are still part of the dream and Catherine is far from dead. Now this isn’t really a fight its more like a race against time, like every stage in the game there is a challenge or new obstacle added to increase the difficulty and the challenge is to guide Katherine with you up the block tower if she dies you lose.
6. Chakravartin (Asura’s Wrath)
Ah Asura’s Wrath just like Killer is Dead it has that same anime feel to it but way more over the top in both its dialogue and fight scenes. One of those over the top fights involve Chakravartin the Creator, based on his name you can tell he is the final boss. Chakravartin is #6 because the fight with him is nothing but a three part anime fight, all you do is punch him a few times until your meter fills up and you get a nice quick time event cut scene. The battle is honestly fun to watch as you go from the edge of time, to a weird pocket dimension, the actual universe itself, and then the final stage is nothingness. This fight would be in the top 5 somewhere but since the fight is so linear it missed the mark but if you watch it on Youtube you feel like your watching an actual anime.
5. Jeanne (Bayonetta)
I love Bayonetta the characters are fun and interesting, the music is great and the enemies are diverse and unique. But out of all of them Jeane has to be my favorite opponent in the entire game and the reason why should be fairly obvious. Jeane is Bayonetta’s rival their, fighting styles are strikingly similar, they take funny little jabs at each other, and they have amazing battles that more or less ends in a draw. You battle her about five times in the entire game but the final fight with her is where the gloves come off. You start off fighting on solid ground trading gunfire, wicked weave attacks and then at some point you end up fighting on a rocket continuing your battle. Not only is Jeane stylish, sexy, and deadly but she also reminds me of another boss who is on this list.
4. Blue (Pokémon Red, Blue, Yellow)
The original Pokémon games Red, Blue, and Yellow will always be the most memorable games to me since they allowed you to step into the world of Pokémon that you saw in the anime for the first time ever. Just like Ash Ketchum you play the role of a young trainer from Pallet Town who aims to be a Pokémon Master (only you have a better shot at it) and just like Ash you have your own jerk of a rival Blue. From the moment you get your first Pokémon and battle him with you knew he was going to be a pain in the ass, not only did he belittle you and your Pokémon but he would also have stronger Pokémon every time you face him which made it even more satisfying when you beat him. But the real smack in the face is when you finally beat the Elite Four and you hear Lance say that Blue became the Champion literally minutes or seconds after you made it through the four trainers. Blue is #8 simply because unlike the Elite Four who has a certain theme of Pokémon (Ice, Fighting, Ghost, and Dragon) he does not which raises the difficulty to impossible if you aren’t prepared and are low on potions. I remember nearly quitting because I could never beat him but on one glorious day I managed to pull through and I felt so accomplished once I got him it just felt good to make him feel ultimate defeat (that actually sounds evil).
3. Solo Wing Pixy/Larry Foulke (Ace Combat Zero)
Before I begin if you haven’t had the chance to play any of the PlayStation 2 Ace Combat games I highly advise that you pick them up from somewhere because they are incredibly awesome games and they hold up pretty well considering how old they are. Larry Foulke who’s call sign is Solo Wing Pixy is the wingman of Cipher the main character, together both of these Ace pilots were part of a huge scale war Belkin War liberating cities, destroying enemy bases, and shooting down other Ace pilots of the Belken Air Force. As the war dragged on Larry began to see the true horrors of war after a bombing mission and eventually he betrayed his own partner and joined the enemy’s side. The battle with Pixy is at #3 for a variety of reasons one is how the fight is executed, to beat him you have to hit the engine ports of his aircraft anything will else will be deflected and because the theme of the game contains medieval knight lore it can be seen as a jousting match between two knights. Another reason is because the final enemy of the game is your own friend, your wingman and its your responsibility to shoot him down making it an emotionally charged duel as you listen to him talk about his ideals and his conviction to remove all obstacles in his way including you. The last thing that makes this fight so great is the music as you fight the sounds of a choir singing in what sounds like Latin, a Spanish guitar and a female vocalist can be heard. Its a beautiful song that soothes you and gets your blood pumping at the same time and it makes it worthy of a great boss fight.
2. Vergil (Devil May Cry 3)
I don’t think this would be much of a boss list if Virgil wasn’t on it. Virgil as we all know is the no nonsense brother of Dante who’s ultimate goal is to obtain his father’s power. Just by looking at Virgil’s calm and intimidating appearance you can tell he will give a run for your money, each time you fight him he always ups his game just a bit. His sword Yamato is a dangerous weapon that can slice and dice you if you aren’t careful, his Beowulf weapon will K.O you if you aren’t fast enough and when he has the sword Sparda combined with Yamato you cannot afford to miss a step. Virgil is #2 because even if you upgrade your weapons and styles and have countless healing items, all of that wont matter if you cant keep up with his movements you have to be faster than him and try to predict his next move so you can prepare a counter which makes each fight more chaotic than the last and more enjoyable and challenging as well.
1.Margaret (Persona 4)
And now we have finally reached #1 and who else to earn the top spot but the lovely and beautiful resident of the Velvet Room: Margaret. Margaret’s main role is to keep a record of all the Personas the main character has created over the course of the game and…that’s basically it. So why does she deserve to be #1 on this list? Well it turns out during your second cycle of the game if you manage to take out all of the sub bosses in each dungeon before you reach the end of the game as well as maxing out her social link, only then can you approach her and she will challenge you to a battle and what a battle it is.
Remember when I said you need to be prepared when I was talking about Vergil? Well you need to be extremely prepared for this fight, for starters you need to be at least level 88-93 to even last a few turns with her, second her arsenal of Personas are no joke each one has the strongest element and physical attack that will take at least half or 75% of your health if you aren’t careful regardless of your armor and the icing on the cake…you only have 50 turns to beat her if you don’t she will one hit K.O you. But if you manage to knock her health down to half she will always heal back to her 999 H.P and you have to start all over again but she only does this once so if you manage to get back down to low health you should be good.
I absolutely enjoy this battle because it is way more challenging than the actual last boss of the game Izanami. I never faced a boss that has made me so determined to beat it and Margaret pushed me to the limit, she forced me to plan everything for the fight from my Personas , my party members, even the kind of armor and items and I loved every minute of it which is why she is my favorite boss of all time.
And there you have it my 10 favorite boss fights. If you enjoyed reading this please let me know and if want you can tell me your favorite boss fight I look forward to seeing your comments.