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Conditional bosses

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Mike23Ua    2,984

Yes this is what I want when it comes to boss fights, people call them “Gimmicks” by the way... but Gimmicks can be fun and entertaining and can break up a boring repetitive formula.

I once played a game on PlayStation 2 called Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver (Don’t worry if you don’t know what that is cause I’m about to explain it..)

In Soul Reaver Most the Boss fights boiled down to hack and slash button mashing.. just Attack Attack Attack Dodge.. etc rinse Repeat.

However there was ONE fight in that game that changed this formula Significantly.. the Boss became Immune to taking damage from the players original Methods and the ONLY Way to beat it was by luring it into a certain area in the level and then dropping a massive spiked bottom cage door on its body killing it.

Another More Recent Example would be Batman Arkham City’s epic Boss fight with MR Freeze where after using one type of takedown on him Mr Freeze is immune to taking damage from that same Pattern again.

TL:DR Gimmicks aren’t always a bad thing when it comes to epic boss fights.

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Kuba5565    3,123

I like the idea, though i suck when it comes to fighting anyway. It would be interesting, some bosses already have something like that, fuelweaver and toad for example. It would also require some good teamwork.

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Dunk Mujunk    1,045

I'd like to see this as well. It seems the consensus on current boss fights is that Klaus, FuelWeaver and Toadstool are the most popular fights, and it seems this is so due to the mechanics of the fight.

The only possible pitfall I could see is a fight requiring precise timing/movements due to lag issues. We just completed MiseryToad, and while it went fairly smooth overall there were a couple times in the fight where we got a pretty serious lag spike. We were using Flings, and the spikes hit while it was raining and while earthquakes were in progress. It was enough to freeze the game up for a second.

But yeah, i'd like to see more boss fights with unique mechanics. I wouldn't be opposed to fights utilizing some lesser used items as @Mike23Ua has suggested, I just wouldn't want to see items be absolutely required for a fight. I enjoy having multiple methods to consider for the current boss fights and I think thats a trend Klei should stick to.

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Mike23Ua    2,984

Oh yeah I almost forgot to mention- I also want an option to turn the dang coop bosses off.

Yes it’s DST but people tend to forget that you can still actually play this game in Offline Mode.

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