We've all been through the hellish phase of wanting to break the game disc or the hardware that plays it because of a frustrating situation. One of which includes a specific boss that triggers something in us to take breaks or calm ourselves down so that you don't annoy everyone in the house or community, as you scream a bunch of profanity towards your TV in the middle of the night. Some of these opponents can be one single boss that's overpowered as shit, some can be a group of bosses that count as one boss, some can count as a boss that has certain conditions to defeat, etc. It can even be the annoying ass ghosts from Pac-Man that always seem to corner you for no reason when you're on a streak of success. Some bosses come with handicaps to the player even, such as a certain weapon type or special ability won't phase a boss because they are immune to it.
The bosses that I can't stand the most personally are the ones who always regenerate health in the middle of the battle and sometimes you're not at a distance to stop them or there's something that blocks you every time you attempt to. As a kid playing a game, it might have even made you cry or become moody towards everything outside of the game. Funny, I remember when I was about 9yrs old and I started playing through Devil May Cry 3 for the first time. I thought that game was very hard in a lot of areas that I eventually made it through after studying the patterns of the bosses, but then I came across Virgil. Yeah, I wasn't hot shit anymore, because man let me tell you, Virgil is the reason I've lost so many tears as a kid. I had no idea how to beat him! He was so fast and his damage seemed to almost double that of mines! I remember having a breakdown and telling myself that the game was cheating or unfair or stupid or that I hated the game. I died and restarted to the same cutscene before the fight to the point where I could perfectly recite it entirely after awhile. Eventually I DID beat Vergil...eventually, but as I went into the harder difficulties, I became hesitant about it. Maybe that's apart of the joy of being a gamer, getting your shit handed to you and then somehow overcoming it? No clue.
Overtime, it didn't get any better, as games started to advance and the gameplay mechanics alongside the AI started to become insanely more focused. A lot people lose hair over the bosses within Dark Souls, Final Fantasy, Bloodeborne, Kingdom Hearts, etc. Especially with bosses from fighting games. Mortal Kombat (2011) had probably the most frustrating boss battle for me in terms of a fighting game. Shao Khan made me consider that the game wasn't even worth beating, and I don't remember what the reward was after beating him, if any, but it sure as hell wasn't worth the agonizing beating that he gave me for what seemed like eternity. My best analogy would be like a toddler trying to fight Superman in a confined space. Yet, I eventually DID beat him as well. Then there's a bunch of games where I've faced ridiculous bosses of all sizes that have since caused me to throw fits of rage in my room, but overtime you learn to deal with better because you know that you will most likely defeat the boss. It just becomes annoying and tedious when you have to do the same thing, over and over and over again. It becomes insanity, and you become insane because of it. It's okay because we've all been there, unless you're some sort of beat-every-boss-in-one-
more kind of person.
This can span from the moment you touched your first controller or keyboard, until right now as a current gamer, so which boss is the hardest? Or even, which boss is still giving you problems despite knowing how to beat them? Leave a comment below!