What are your favorite enemy designs in games?
Posted 15 May 2023 - 03:23 pm
It could be any kind of enemyregular, miniboss, boss....
And it could be any element of its design: its appearance, mechanics, animations, sound design, creativity....
Let me know! I'm interested to hear about any opinions.
Posted 18 May 2023 - 09:43 am
The Butcher from the original Diablo was a great boss.
The lead up to The Butcher and the horrors he left in his wake were terrifying. Ahh...Fresh Meat.
You needed some gear (or using some line of sight exploits) to beat him.
Not as well done in Diablo 3.
Posted 19 May 2023 - 04:21 am
I played Diablo 3. It was a great game... but if I were to make a comparison, it's in a similar position to Skyrim comparing popularity of franchise hits.
Diablo 3 is the most popular out of the series, like Skyrim is the most popular in the Elder Scrolls series, so it was the first and only Diablo game I've played. I remember the Butcher boss. The area you fight him in and the boss himself I thought were really neat, and his high damage made him pretty scary in my memory.
But also similarly, the older games in the series (such as, the original Diablo, or Morrowind) often host elements that are lost in the more popular games that come out. Skyrim's writing is often said to be generally worse than Morrowind's... but when it comes to the older Diablo games, there isn't much I have heard about.
I appreciate your input! That version of the Butcher sounds very memorable. I love the way you described the encounter.
Posted 22 May 2023 - 12:29 pm
The Destroyer Reapers in the Mass Effect series have an excellent look for boss villains. Their gigantic calamari look with their thick dark armor and the red laser makes them look impressing, threatening and frightening.
Edited by Oblivionaddicted, 23 May 2023 - 10:24 am.
Posted 23 May 2023 - 06:17 am
Posted 31 May 2023 - 09:39 pm
I liked bosses in Vampyr - their unique appearances, voices and combat mechanics - both aesthetical and using the weapons you would expect. Like the sister with a cross, the singer with a tentacle, or the blighted couple.
Edited by Mudran, 31 May 2023 - 09:42 pm.
Posted 03 June 2023 - 01:30 pm
Posted 08 June 2023 - 06:10 am
The Crab thing after you plant the bomb in the first Mako reactor in the game Final Fantasy VII