Video game boss fights are a mixed bunch, aren't they?
Sometimes they can be the standout moments of their respective titles, acting as a fresh and challenging experience that rewards players for pushing themselves to their limits. Other times they're cheap, annoying and badly scaled, resulting in players either lamenting each time they face off, or developing cunning (and sometimes cheesy) strats in order to get around them.
Yet no matter how the boss is designed and implemented, there's always one thing that players universally want them to do, and that is for them to stay dead. There's nothing quite so bad as a boss basically wagging their finger at the player or using plot armor in a cutscene to dodge death.
We worked hard to batter you, at least have the decency to stay dead and give us the reward. Well, you best be prepared for a rude reawakening, as these bosses use every trick in the book to deny you victory. The rotters.
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