Everyone has that Elden Ring boss they really enjoyed battling, even if they kicked your ass over and over again, including game director and From Software CEO Hidetaka Miyazaki.
His favorite boss is Starscourge Radahn, according to a new Xbox Wire Japan blog postas translated by IGN. As to why, the famed director cites Radahn’s alluring design as a character in The Lands Between as well as the festival surrounding him.
“It’s hard to decide, but I have to say Radahn,” Miyazaki said. “As an individual character, he’s really appealing, and I really like the Radahn Festival situation. There’s a literal sense of celebration and exuberance, but also a unique tinge of sadness and loneliness.
He said when he first brought up the idea of Radahn and his festival, “no one on the team took it seriously”, which is very funny considering this boss is a favorite of Miyazaki. He added that his next favorite bosses after Radahn are Godrick, the graft and Rykard, lord of blasphemy. He also said that one of his favorite in-game creations was the 12-fingered hand spiders from Caria Manor, because of course (they always give me the heebie-jeebies).
“Spider Hand is one of my favorite designs,” Miyazaki said in the Xbox Wire Japan post. “It’s something you don’t even want to watch because it’s so awful. I wonder if the way to overcome your problem is to face it head on and defeat it.
I was more like “oohp, there’s one of those hand spider things so I’m going to turn around now”.
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Who is your favorite boss in Elden Ring? Let us know in the comments below! Mine is Dragonlord Placidusax because of that move – you know that one – which is so pretty.