A great video game boss can be memorable for many reasons - an awesome character design, a creative and unique battle, or maybe a completely bonkers setting.
And many modern boss fights will grant players alternate strategies for taking them down, ensuring that no matter your arsenal and your skill set, you're probably able to finish the job.
Then there are those bosses which, if you're slick or attentive enough, can be beaten in mere seconds, whether by taking full advantage of your teeming inventory, exploiting a nifty in-game mechanic, or even straight-up sneaking a quick kill against the game's will.
Whether these strategies were actually intended by the developers or not, they absolutely trivialised bosses who could otherwise land you in a heap of trouble.
Given that several of these bosses could take hours to defeat the "honest" way, these strategies will save you a ton of time - not to mention a couple of headaches and a few broken controllers.
Not all of these bosses are infuriatingly difficult when fought conventionally, mind, but when the opportunity arises to take the easy way out, it sure is tough to resist...
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