The 6 Cheapest Tricks Bosses Should Be Ashamed Of

Published A year ago by Andy Farrant

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You don't get to be a boss in a videogame by being nice to people. Even so, most bosses go out of their way to make the process of fighting them as unbearable as possible. Behold the six most aggravating tactics that you should be ashamed of, bosses.

You may think you're pretty well equipped by the time you get to a boss, with your high level weapons, cool special moves, and legendary gear, but what you probably don't have is an unblockable attack that takes off half your opponent's energy bar. Guess who does?

And why is it that we spend the majority of our time carefully conserving our precious health bar, in the knowledge that one stray laser trip mine could mean the abrupt end of our hero's journey, while bosses require multiple rockets, grenades and an entire chaingun belt's worth of bullets to open up a 10-second window of opportunity where you can actually hurt them? Double standards, is what it is.

What boss moves drive you to distraction? Let us know in the comments and for more boss dickery, check out the jerks on show in the 5 Worst Boss Battles In Games (And The Good Ones They Can Learn From).

About the author

Andy Farrant
Andy is co-editor at Outside Xbox, enjoys difficult moral decisions and fights like a cow. You might remember him from such defunct Xbox video channels as Inside Xbox.

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