Is there any better way of upping the ante in a video game than having your character square off with a literal god?
When it comes to modern action RPGs, boss fights often feel just as essential an element as the jump button. Sometimes, it'll simply be a bigger and scarier enemy than usual you'll be faced with; other times, it's a mysterious doppelgänger that mimics your every move.
And every so often, just when you think you've had everything humanly possible thrown at you, the game will, of course, decide to pit you against some kind of mythical force of nature from the dawn of time itself.
Now, with fantasy games comes a certain fondness for exaggeration, particularly on the weapons and armour front - so, while you may think a battle between you and God is going to last about as long as a Milkybar in Mount Doom, the insane power you have at your disposal actually makes your character more than capable of silencing these fallen deities.
And, let's face it, taking down a living legend really has a way of making you feel like one yourself...every time.