Damn you Sister Friede.ID: hgfch50
My all time favourite boss ever to this day. Her lore, her dialogue, her design, everything about that fight sequence is perfect. She’s up there with Lady Maria for me. Iconic.ID: hgfltow
I'd say Friede was better executed. Maria has a super low health pool and you can parry spam all 3 phases.ID: hgg7a0e
When I first fought sister friede with my friend, I remember my exact words were "oh my God that's so beautiful, holy shit it almost one shot me"
"When the ashes are two, a flame alighteth."ID: hgeyq3o
"Ah shit, here we go again"ID: hgfpcgd
"Here's a Titanite Slab for your efforts tho."ID: hgfme6t
My favourite fight in the entire series. My friends were watching me try to beat the game and didn't tell me about the second phase, which wasn't too much of a surprise as a few bosses had them by that point.
But I was fully celebrating with my controller on the table when the third phase started. Got me real good.ID: hgf8n1t
Thou'rt Ash, and fire befits thee, of course...ID: hgfoxkm
Return from whence thou cam'st.ID: hgfgc5x
"When the third phase is bullshit, a golden phantom shall be summon'd"ID: hgfn3gg
pretty certain I spent longer on friede than any other boss in any game I've ever playedID: hgel35v
Friede was a real mountain to climb. The surprise when she got up one more time was just crazyID: hgekaci
Set my controller down after beating her second phase for the first time. Thought it was over. Boy was I wrongID: hgexyi2
I was watching a stream of someone fighting her for the first time. After several attempts he beat the second phase and put his controller down, and the camera just so happened to settle on her body in the background. He was chatting with the viewers and enjoying his victory when she stood up behind him. He just barely had time to say "oh fuck!" and grab his controller before she one shot him. Fucking hilarious.
Edit: Here's the link
My memory wasn't exact but I got the jist of it.ID: hgf9net
It's the fuckin fakeout with the titanite slab!
"Oh cool, a Titanite Slab! I guess that means the fight's over. Now where's the bonfire?"
When the ashes are two
A flame alighteth.
Thou'rt Ash, and fire befits thee, of course...
"Oh fuck"ID: hgfansz
The titanite slab with the rest of the fake out was just a chef's kiss on the whole fightID: hgfc1so
What fight is this
You find a surprisingly large cache of healing items and the game autosaves as soon as you leave the roomID: hgf84ue
Fucking resident evil 4 always got me this wayID: hgfhiuz
Not just healing items, but every single gun you came across up until now. And the room ahead is gigantic and circular, with a rather precise opening in the middle of the ceiling.ID: hgftblq
The only thing you forgot is the seemingly completely clear path leading both straight to the only exit on the other side of the room and directly under said opening
beats 3rd form
choir sings more latin, drum solo, electric guitars blast in
"Oh no."ID: hgeka6c
Latin switches to full Opera complete with the glass-shattering voice, drums kick up to beat-backed Rap in a fearsome music music battle of opposing music genres
Battle worn to the point of existence itself being debatable. Entire galaxies lay burning. Then, then finally, after you have burned through all your resources and abilities, then, finally, even the ability to worry itself has burned out.
"A 0% chance of victory? Basically the same as 100%!"ID: hgezb8g
The lights black out. Acoustic guitar country music starts twanging, and Garth Brooks kicks in your door IRL and starts to beat you up. Is this a final stage or a coincidental home invasion?ID: hgfat5m
latin chanting SEPHIROTH
Cries in Sekiro Headless ApeID: hgepsrx
Ok but what a fucking transition.
You end the fight by using the sword already impaled in him to cut off his head. Then he gets back up, grabs the sword, grabs his own head, places it on the neck, and screams.ID: hgfaugu
He's not the only one, I have some very real feelings about that phase haha. Seeing him later in the depths with the bend-over-backward-no-head-stare made me quit the game for the eveningID: hgeuu0x
god sekiro has to be one of the best games ever made imo. Just so fucking good man.
I prefer the Hades method. More guitars!ID: hgeyvyl
I love the flavor text for the sheet music"banned for too many notes per second"ID: hgeik2k
My first thought was Hades as well. I barely squeaked past the final boss the first time I beat him, I was terrified he was going to get back up yet again...ID: hgelhbn
Try extreme measures 4 then if you haven't already.
FRIEDE! BRING ME MY FLAIL
I remember it vividly. I had to leave for work in 10 minutes. I walk in the room to fight lady butterfly. The fight was grueling and I barely managed to finish her off with a couple minutes to spare before work. Phase 2 starts. I turn off my xbox and go to work in a bad mood lol.
I have PTSD from the Kingdom Hearts Ansem fight.
tHeRe'S nO wAy YoU'rE tAkInG kAiRi'S hEaRtID: hgfchrz
If your high-difficulty boss fight is prefaced by more than five seconds of unskippable dialogue, and your auto-save point is before that dialogue, you haven't finished designing this boss fight yet.
The final mix version rerelease (in the HD versions for modern consoles) added skippable cutscenes. A godsend.ID: hgf70k6
S U B M I TID: hgeoage
Oh god yes, 100% yes.
Bell's frog, big cherries
Peter Pan magic cheese
I remember being completely in awe saying something like "Are they literally singing this dude's name??" as I scrolled through menus frantically looking for that Ultima spell... felt like I had really accomplished something that night...might have been morning by then who knows...
"When the ashes are two.... a flame alighteth"
Oh fuck. Latin?
Well, guess I'll die.