"That" Boss... *Spoilers*

#1 Posted by get2sammyb (6686 posts) -

I sincerely hope I'm not alone in thinking that boss fight at the end of the game (and to a lesser degree the Zero G one) was probably one of the best set pieces I've ever played in a video game. Granted the final boss wasn't particularly difficult to beat (on Normal anyway) but what it lacks in difficultly I think it definitely makes up for in scale.

When you see it rise up for the first time, vision impaled by the sun... dude - that was like... OMG!

#2 Posted by Demilich (2648 posts) -

Chapter 12 was incredible, and the Hive Mind vista was one of the best looking scenes I've ever seen in a game.

#3 Posted by OmegaPirate (5642 posts) -

agreeed- it was one of those few moments that just would not have been able to be appreciated on anything other than a hd set -it looked incredible :D

#4 Posted by c1337us (5877 posts) -

I agree, the scale and spectical of it was awesome. I also think it would have been a little more satisfying if it was harder, and you could say that for the entire game. I thought the game was quite easy. If I get a chance after playing all these other great games that are coming out right now I may go back and give Impossible a crack. However I disagree that chapter 12 was incredible. I found the whole thing leading up to the final boss to be bit of a chore. getting the marker underneath all those bridges over and over got annoying. For me I would have like it if they mixed that up a little more. Over all though this is my favorite game this year so far.

#5 Posted by guiseppe (2843 posts) -

I liked the scene, the feel, the fight, all of that. I just wish it was a little more challenging. I had more problems with the boss on chapter 6 than I had with the last one. And personally, I feel like there's something wrong then. Still, it was a great fight, and hopefully it'll prove more of a challenge on the impossible mode, which I'm playing through right now.

#6 Posted by Icemael (6795 posts) -

Indeed, the final boss is amazing. To be honest, i think it's the coolest final boss fight I've ever played. A shame there weren't more bosses. While they were great, two isn't very much(The regenerating guy and the one you fight with the big cannons don't count). Oh well, they're working on the sequel so I guess we might see some more there.

#7 Posted by zitosilva (1880 posts) -

Seeing it was indeed great. When he moves, how he blocks the sun and everything becomes yellowish... It was really cool.

But I do have to (also) complaim about the difficulty... it was kinda lame the fact that he'll just bash those tentacles at you, it doesn't even try to antecipate your movements, all you have to do is keep runing (at least on normal).

#8 Posted by Sarnecki (758 posts) -

My friend was in the room and he was about to bash how silly the hive mind was considering it was nothing but a tentacle.  Then both of our mouths dropped at the beauty of the graphics and the astonishingly good creature design.

#9 Posted by Dark_Spartan796 (34 posts) -

It killed me the first time because I was so taken by the stunning visuals.

That, and you look up into the sky and see this GIANT HUNK OF ROCK falling back towards the planet, kinda creates a LITTLE sense of urgency to get the hell off the planet during the whole fight.

#10 Posted by Dolphin_Butter (1984 posts) -

I liked the part when Issac was dangling upside-down and shooting.

#11 Posted by DC (89 posts) -

The camera spinning a 360 around Issac while following the huge tentacle was a pretty cool bit of direction.

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