I’ve been having a blast going through Star Wars: The Old Republic’s new expansion, soaking in all of the great story beats and locales. However, it was Knights of the Fallen Empire’s occasional (and easy) solo boss battles that got me thinking whether or not these encounters were really as engaging as group boss fights.
I would imagine that it’s more difficult for developers to design boss encounters around a single opponent, especially if that person was too specialized to pull off the damage or survivability needed. Thus, so many of these solo fights are rather tame, except for The Secret World, which has no mercy on anyone caught alone.
How do you feel about solo boss fights in MMOs?