Final boss battles are often what push video games into greatness.
I’m a firm believer in the idea that the ending of a story is imperative to its quality. If the video game in question is beautifully executed up until the end, then you just get that sour taste in your mouth, that it could have been so much better. Luckily, many great video games are able to deliver, and some decent ones are remembered much more fondly thanks to their final bosses.
From my experience, final bosses don’t have to change the gameplay very much, but rather, they serve as the climax of the story. They are the ultimate test of your fundamentals, a simple showdown that serves to wrap up the story in a satisfying, powerful way.
They’re the final glimpse you have of a game, the last takeaway- and boy, some of them are pretty damn good.
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