For Discussion #5: Bossing Around
Welcome back for another week of potentially warm discussion!
Bosses have a long history in video games, and have recently been catching flak because they’re a holdover from the early days of games that seem to shove their way into every title, no matter how appropriate. Of course, nothing gets the blood going like a good boss battle. You can see both sides.
Personally, my favorite boss battle of all time is simple: Magus, from Chrono Trigger. Sure, he’s easy now that I’m an experienced gamer, but when I was a kid he was one of the hardest fights ever, and the music always gets me going. Really, that’s what I want from a boss battle: I want it to make me appreciate that I’m playing this game instead of something else, and Magus did that.