The Boss Fight (or “Battle”, hey, we’re all friends here, unless we’re battling, I guess) is a mainstay of video games. Bosses protect their world, their areas, from heroes, do-gooders and justice-bringers that would depose them and their nefarious ways. But beyond a way to prove one’s skill, or to unlock the next narrative bit, is there more we can take away from a boss fight? Like other–much grander–challenges in life, Boss Fights provide a way to know ourselves, and how we react to adversity, in a low stakes, entertainment focused situation. There is more, then, to boss fights, than just… fighting bosses.
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