Saturday, May 28, 2011

A TributeTo Difficult Video Game Moments

Now I could spend my whole day talking about NES games because truly back then the gaming industry wasn't catering to casual players and wanted everything for the most part to be a challenge. The fact that they did this makes these games still viable today. I don't want to make a NES list only so in this intro I will give a head-nod to the fact that NES had the hardest games I have ever picked up in my entire life (Battletoads, Punch out, TMNT bomb defuse underwater, Ninja Gaiden, etc.) . So I'm just going to make a short list of games that make me red in the face and still would to this day.


The Water Temple in my favorite game Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, just a confusing place with hard battles and plenty of anger to build up as you wander aimlessly through it. I recently played through this game and still spent days in this place refusing to look up any guide and fighting my way in circles.


The underwater Weapon named the Emerald Weapon in Final Fantasy 7. With the timer on and one bad ass boss I hated this battle. Breeding Chocobos to get the Knight of the Round Materia was also a pain. I have not done this since I was an adolescent but I remember how hard and how angry it made me.


The final boss in Half Life took me weeks of playing to actual get the strategy down to beat this guy. Between jumping all around the room and evading his glowing balls this boss battle was a true challenge but worth it because this game is still amazing.


C'Thun was a raid  boss in World of Warcraft and by far the hardest boss I fought in the game in my years of playing it. This was a vanilla 40 man raid of the Temple of Ahn'Qiraj and his battle and this was before Naxx or The Burning Crusade for those who are new to the game. It's hard to describe how hard his phases were and just how worthwhile you felt after downing him.

33 comments:

  1. C'Thun was a tough one - still probably the hardest raid boss.

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  2. Gotta miss those old play 'till you break down in tears of desperation boss battles =(

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  3. Water Temple made me rage big time. The emerald weapon from FFVII was a challenge, and i beat the hell out of it by lv 90 and without the knights of the round materia cuz it felt cheap, my goal was to beat him with Cloud using the Apocalypse sword that gave Materia triple Exp. Never could do it.

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  4. zelda.. funny how i made a post revelant to it just now :D

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  5. Emerald in FF7 was a real b****. I hated that guy.

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  6. so much nostalgia, cant wait for the 3ds zelda

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  7. ahh zelda absolutely love that game.

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  8. dang i remember the first time i went through the water dungeon in zelda

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  9. OMG, That half life boss annoyed the crap out of me!

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  10. YEah that boss was an annoyance...bitchin graphics though.

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  11. I never was in a guild hardcore enough for C'thun. The furthest we ever progressed was BRD. lol

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  12. when i was younger, i would always play oot til i got to the water temple, try it, ragequit and start over.

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  13. water temple key underneath the gray block in the central column sucked

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  14. The boss took me forever ^^

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  15. awww zelda :( makes me nostalgiic

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  16. Oh god the water temple.... I still have nightmares about that one. Ocarina is still my favorite game.

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  17. Lovely blog and post! keep up the great work!

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  18. Worst part is that there was no one to turn to back in the old days when you got stuck.

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  19. Water temple: check
    Haven't played the other ones though. C'thun I've only done later, and I love the mechanics of the fight even now.

    One of my favorite moments in WoW must have been getting home from a LAN, and then raiding with 36 hours + awake. We beat Yogg-Saron with one keeper up while it still was hard, and it felt like I observed myself playing from the outside. <3 those moments.

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  20. Zelda will always be such an epic game series! ;D

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  21. Never played Zelda. Seriously, I never did. For me the hardest game I ever played was Contra. And I remember Cannon Fodder 2 giving me a lot of hard time.

    New games just don't have that hard learning curve. They are too easy to beat. Well, maybe except for Witcher 2. It's first act is bloody hard.

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  22. Final fantasy one of my best games ever!

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  23. Emerald Weapon took forever to beat...

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  24. C'Thun was definitely the toughest for me. Nice post btw :)

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  25. I may be the only one, nut water temple is my favorite, and ruby weapon rape me more with his one hit kill and ally removal shit in ff7

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  26. Ruby weapon was so much tougher, and the Water Temple was only hard because of how annoying changing your boots was.

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  27. Anyone else looking forward to guild wars 2?

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