What was your favorite boss battle?

#1 Edited by Victorymaker (13 posts) -

If you got more than one, definitely post it. My two favorite had to be Hades and Hercules. Zeus was really disappointing. I didn't know I was playing Street Fighter. Lol. Hermes was also pretty disappointing.

#2 Posted by Akeldama (4247 posts) -

Hades and Chronos. 

#3 Edited by Victorymaker (13 posts) -
@Akeldama: Chronos was good, but I don't know. When you repeatedly smash Hercules's face in, you can't help but say "Wow, how freakin' awesome!"
#4 Posted by Akeldama (4247 posts) -
@Victorymaker said:
" @Akeldama: Chronos was good, but I don't know. When you repeatedly smash Hercules's face in, you can't help but say "Wow.... how freakin' awesome." "
what? Smashing someone's face in was more impressive to you than climbing and slaying Chronos? Did you play God of War 1? 
#5 Edited by Victorymaker (13 posts) -
@Akeldama: I played and beat them all, but I don't know. I mean, the Chronos fight was awesome, but just the visuals and the blood splattered everywhere when you bash in Hercules's face was just way too epic.
#6 Posted by spankingaddict (2674 posts) -


#7 Edited by Allprox (544 posts) -

I don't know about you but I never stopped pressing the circle button to smash Zeus's face in, I'm still pressing it now.
EDIT: Still going.

#8 Posted by IndeedCodyBrown (402 posts) -


#9 Posted by DanceDanceKennypants (632 posts) -

Hades, definitely.

#10 Posted by swamplord666 (1760 posts) -
@Allprox: that was a really awesome touch! 
OT, probably chronos or hades
#11 Posted by dantheman1515 (297 posts) -

Hades was the best boss battle in terms of mechanics. While Poseidon on top of Gaia had the largest wow factor.  
Hermes was fucking annoying. And the first part of the Zeus battle was terrible, and by the time I finally beat it and got to the next part of the battle I felt like I forgot how to play. Which then took me a while and left me with a sour taste in my mouth.

#12 Posted by Signpost (47 posts) -

Hydra fight hands down.  Still my favourite boss battle of the entire series.  The sound of the roar, the blurring of the screen.  It was amazing when I first played it and I still find it amazing today.

#13 Posted by IndeedCodyBrown (402 posts) -
@Allprox: Yeah Me Too 
#14 Edited by SJSchmidt93 (4895 posts) -

Hades without a doubt, fucking tug of war, man! Followed by Poseidon and then Cronos.  
Zeus was definitely underwhelming, and I found Hercules pretty lame, too.

#15 Posted by noiz (32 posts) -

Cronos followed by Hades. Enjoyed all of them but those two stood out.

#16 Posted by defaulttag (890 posts) -

favorite boss battle? Hades Cerberus Breeder with Satyrs in Titan mode.

#17 Posted by Rxanadu (508 posts) -
@Victorymaker: I couldn't help but cringe at the sight of most of the finishing blows.  They weren't exciting like the Hydra finishing blow; they looked way too excessively bloody even for a GoW game.   
Also, the end of the game felt like some anime/JRPG freak's opinion was taken too seriously from the Zeus fight onward.  And did the REALLY have to use the "'Max Payne' Trail of Psychological Problems" in the end?  It didn't make sense in Max Payne, and it will never be executed well in any other game no matter how much developers try.
#18 Posted by JCGamer (663 posts) -

Poseidon was one of the best starts to a game ever.  I also really enjoyed the Zeus fight in front of Pandora's box-although I died at lease 20 time in that sequence, I never really got mad or annoyed.

#19 Posted by Icemael (6321 posts) -

Zeus' 2D fight. Mostly because it was the only one that didn't bore me to death.

#20 Posted by SlashDance (1815 posts) -

Hermes was the worst.

#22 Posted by destruktive (1069 posts) -

Hercules and Chronos :D

#23 Posted by mosdl (3228 posts) -

Chronos of course.  They need to make a game with just titan killing.

#24 Posted by Delta5A93 (32 posts) -
@Allprox: Hahaha, hilarious.
#25 Posted by SugarRay (79 posts) -

Based of Titan Mode which imo is the way to play this game for a more than just button-mashing experience. 
1.  Poseidon, after completing the game on normal and wasn't sure what to expect in Titan mode - I was raped a good amount of times just on the first segement of this boss. A great boss in scale and movements.  
 2.. Hades - Thank god I did this on normal first to get a feel of the mechanics, otherwise I could've seen myself spending hours on this encounter on Titan-Mode. Nice use of mechanics in this fight as well. 
 3.. Cronos - This is more up here due to the scale of the fight. The scale is what makes this fight. Nothing hard or challenging, but the visuals and scope are what this memorable. 
4. The Scorpion boss - honestly fuck this boss. The randomness of the big ass tail swipe hit that does huge amount of damage was retarded.  While you can throw the scropion adds for infinite health, it was very tedious. Besides those parts, this was a cool boss that could've been higher. 
5. Hercules - Decent fight with a simple mechanic, nice scope and presentation but pretty standard fare compared to others imo.  
 6. Zeus - The 2D fight was ok, pretty easy and standard fare - the final fight was pretty easy. Sucks it had to end this way, but the early and higher ranked fights are all incredible.
7. Helios - A boss fight where its the pre-fighting is the actual event. Not bad but again compared to others, nothing great.  
 8. Hermes - Nice fast paced pre-boss action, but the actual boss fight was underwhelming only to have it servicable after the death scene

#26 Posted by nnilley (42 posts) -

I'd say Hades or Hecules!

#27 Posted by Gabriel (4061 posts) -

Beating Kevin Sorbro's face in, though  Harry Hammlin is still my all time favorite GOW boss fight.

#28 Posted by Eric_Buck (1289 posts) -

Hermes was definitely the worst, although I still enjoyed it. Especially the pre-chase and the blood trail. My favourite was probably Hades, Cronos a close second.

#29 Posted by Jason_E_Sigler (122 posts) -

Such a brutal game, but the remorselessness while beating in Hercules' face was shocking and memorable.
Not sure it matches the overall battle with Cronos, though. The minute he tossed Kratos down his gullet, I cringed at the thought of how he might escape. My guess? Back door.

#30 Posted by MrCellophane (524 posts) -

I'll go with Cronos on this one as well. What scale!

#31 Posted by Tornac (134 posts) -

The Poseidon fight, the Hades fight, and the Chronos fight were pretty freaking amazing.  
However, the Colossus of Rhodes is still the best in the series in my opinion.

#32 Posted by Kokoro (156 posts) -

I'm going with either Hermes and Hercules.

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