I know the idea of ‘bosses’ is being left behind by a lot of games, but I’ll always be attracted by the battles that are supossed to be the maximum test of skill in a game.
Or, at least, an amazing display of pyrotecnics, music and enemy designs.
My favorites are Bowser in Yoshi’s Island.
It’s just epic. I’d never seen anything like that in videogames by then. It break the rules a little because now you have to throw eggs having “3D” distance in account, but it’s too amazing to worry about that.
The other one is Ultimecia, from FFVIII
I know Ultimecia is not the most developed villain, but this multi-section fight is just great. You can’t trust in spamming GF, her attacks are incredible powerful and it forces you to be smart with every character, magic and limit break. Never the “THIS ISN’T EVEN MY FINAL FORM” anime cliche was more real.
Also, The Extreme is one of the best songs in the franchise.
What are your favorite final bosses and why?