As anyone that has ever read any H.P. Lovecraft will tell you,
there exists within mankind a size to sanity ratio.
against MGS V's 15-metre tall, unpronounceable Metal Gear Sahelanthropus might test our robot-killing skills the maximum, but – save for the occasional rage quit – we can keep a cool head,
persevere, and hope it's sophisticated AI has an off-moment.
Resistance 2's Leviathan might remind us of our favourite
city-destroying mega-monsters, be it King King, the Cloverfield
monster, or Ghostbuster's Stay Puft Marshmellow Man, but he's not
enough to distract us from firing our rockets down it's throat when
it roars in our faces.
However, there is a limit to what the human mind can take. Much
like in the tales of the Necronomicon when any unfortunate character
dares to glimpse the “Elder Things”, there is a point when
something can be so big as to become difficult to comprehend.
Rather than protect us from such absurdities, video game
developers are increasingly enjoying showing off their exploitation
of ever-improving computer hardware by having our video game
protagonists face increasingly humongous bosses. Not only are these
bad guys often some of the strongest and toughest in a video game,
but there mere presence is enough for our protagonist to wonder why
they're even bothering trying to kill the damn thing. Here are the
bosses so big that it's made us question our own insignificance.
Writer, aspiring author, and I won't stop travelling until I've seen it all. Whilst I might take a break now and then to rant about politics or muse over philosophy, I'm not afraid to roll up my sleeves, buckle down, and spend some solid hours gaming!