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curl-6 said:

I'm generally not into indie games. I prefer games to live up the the production values of the system I'm buying them for, and I typically don't like hand-drawn art styles.

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ARamdomGamer said:
curl-6 said:

I'm generally not into indie games. I prefer games to live up the the production values of the system I'm buying them for, and I typically don't like hand-drawn art styles.

double yikes

What's yikes about having preferences?

We all have types of games that we like and don't like. Some people dislike FPS games, some platformers, some games with realistic art styles, some AAA games.

I get that my tastes aren't popular, but the way I see it, to each their own.

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curl-6 said:
ARamdomGamer said:

double yikes

What's yikes about having preferences?

Yeah... You'd think that.

You'd be surprised.

Seriously tho, you should give Hollow Knight a chance. If for nothing more than the fact that you'd be getting WAY more than your money's worth with that game. 



Curl still thinks of Wind Waker as the worst thing that's ever happened in gaming or whatever. I don't think we can win this battle.



I want to put a video but the formatting is not working for me.

Anyway, I'd put 5 bosses from Xenoblade X, none of them from the main story, so not sure if that counts:
- Dadaan
- Gradivus
- Telethia
- Nardacyon
- Pharsis

- Tyrannotitan Kurodil from Xenoblade 2

From Bayonetta:
- Sapientia (which also appears in 2)
- Final boss

- Cyberdemon from DOOM 2016. Really badass fight.

- And Final boss from Pikmin 3

Gradivus, the Headless Emperor is my top choice, though. Simply hilarious within the context of Xenoblade X. I can't remember how many times I messed around with him.



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Jpcc86 said:
curl-6 said:

What's yikes about having preferences?

Yeah... You'd think that.

You'd be surprised.

Seriously tho, you should give Hollow Knight a chance. If for nothing more than the fact that you'd be getting WAY more than your money's worth with that game. 

Honestly the biggest factor is Hollow Knight seems like it would almost certainly be too hard for me. I'm not a terribly skilled gamer due to not having the best hand-eye coordination, and I get really frustrated and unhappy when a game is too difficult. Just doesn't seem like my cup of tea.

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10. Demise (Skyward Sword)
9. Goro Majima (Yakuza 4)
8. Akira Nishikiyama (Yakuza Kiwami)
7. IDE-1011 Manta Helicopter (Ninja Gaiden 3)
6. Obaba (Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge)
5. Joro-gumo (Nioh)
4. Yuki-Onna (Nioh)
3. Giant Toad (Nioh)
2. Raidou (Dead or Alive 6)
1. Yamata-no-Orochi (Nioh)



Limited myself to one per game.

#10: Shadow Jago (Killer Instinct 2013)

#9: Golden Deer Final Boss/Map (Fire Emblem: Three Houses)

#8: Rebel Flagship (FTL)

#7: Jack Baker (Resident Evil 7)

#6: Index Guntyr (Dark Souls 3)

#5: Asura (Asura's Wrath)

#4: Prince Vorkken: Teio Form (Wonderful 101)

#3: Diggernaut (Metroid: Samus Returns)

#3: Grima (Fire Emblem: Awakening)

#2: Jetstream Sam (Metal Gear Rising)

#1: Final Boss (Devil May Cry 5)

That's what came to mind at least. Probably way more that I'm just not able to think of at the moment.



Metallox said:
I want to put a video but the formatting is not working for me.

Anyway, I'd put 5 bosses from Xenoblade X, none of them from the main story, so not sure if that counts:
- Dadaan
- Gradivus
- Telethia
- Nardacyon
- Pharsis

- Tyrannotitan Kurodil from Xenoblade 2

From Bayonetta:
- Sapientia (which also appears in 2)
- Final boss

- Cyberdemon from DOOM 2016. Really badass fight.

- And Final boss from Pikmin 3

Gradivus, the Headless Emperor is my top choice, though. Simply hilarious within the context of Xenoblade X. I can't remember how many times I messed around with him.

That one came to my mind, too. Very awesome, indeed.



Gameplay > Graphics

Substance > Style

Art Direction > Realism

When I think of boss battles I think of the Soulsborne games, and most of my top 10 consists of those battles. In particular, I have some fond memories of my battles against Grey Wolf Sif and the Gargoyles in DS1, Vicar Amelia and Father G from BB, the Dancer and Pontiff Sulvayne from DS3, and Fume Knight (mostly because of its difficulty) in DS2. Top pick for Sekiro would probably be Genichiro.

I had a lot of fun beating Yoshi's Crafted World with my daughter. At the time, she was decent for a five year old, but I still carried us through most of the game. But the final boss requires both players to coordinate their attacks (as he will block whichever side of his body you attack, leaving his other side open), and I could tell my daughter felt very well accomplished since she did her part well. I wish I still got half the excitement from beating a game as I did when I was young.

Mario Odyssey had some amazing boss fights, but I don't know the game well enough to know their names. But the ones that immediately come to mind are the bird in the lava bowl and the cube machine with the broodals. Bowser fights were great as well.

Oh man, Cuphead... A game that is almost entirely based on boss fights, and almost every encounter was well-made. My favorites being the beehive queen, and the clown that turns into a merry-go-round

Many years of taking meds for anxiety has caused my memory to dwindle, so I have a hard time recalling some of my favorites, so I instead chose to just list a few that came to mind).