"It shoots fire from its mouth and bleeds acidic lava! Run for your pathetic lives!"
"That's a good strategy, this boss is really clever!" "Perhaps, too clever."
"The difficulty of the game has been ramped up compared to the last two cakewalk outings... The battle with Wily's UFO is marked as the toughest in the entire series, with even the devs and playtesters confessing to be unable to defeat him without using at least one E-Tank. The doctor appears in the air, launching hard-hitting, homing elemental balls of death and is naturally weak to the most convoluted and difficult to fire weapon in the arsenal, the Wild Coil."'
"In my opinion, [Skeith is] the hardest boss out of all four games. Also in my opinion, the perfect last boss. It feels as though you're fighting a force of nature, not a boss, but there's still enough personality for it to seem personal. The fight keeps you on your toes constantly, no matter what level you are. As long as you stay active and attentive you won't lose, but one slip up and it's very easy to lose. The kind of boss that once you beat you feel you really earned it, even though you may not have been all that close to losing, because you FELT like you were a hair away from losing constantly. I'll say it. I respect Skeith. And fear him like I fear the devil."
— Naka Teleeli, on Skeith, final boss of .hack//Infection
"Um...I gotta be honest with you right here. I recorded this fight earlier and I frickin' lost. No, I don't—I don't mean that it was a close fight. I mean that I got my ass handed to me. This guy...was ridiculous."
"What, that boss? I beat him on the first try, lol."
— Every Boss Forum Poster You Ever Wanted To Throttle.
"Where's the fun in this?"
—Xaldin poses a good question, Kingdom Hearts II
"...this horrible fight forces a restart for every screw up until you've generated enough raw hate to resurrect Vigo the Carpathian's whole extended family."
"In Baten Kaitos, there are some bosses that are harder than others. Some spoken about in hushed tones, and never at night. Bosses used to scare children into submission and fill the proud with terror. And of those bosses, one stands out above all the rest."
"This is the Holoholobird."
—Overrated Sage on the notorious Baten Kaitos boss
"Ordinarily, you'd expect to deal with a boss like this after fighting your way through a dungeon first. In this case, you're just walking into a castle to have a friendly little chat with your new pal's father — and then BOOM! THUNDERING DEATH FROM ABOVE!"
Things you love to hate:
1. Models your lover thinks are cute
2. Athletes who are stronger than you
3. The Emperor Boss in this game