I hated the fight against Lawrence Barrett; I loathed the battle against Yelena Fedorova; and yet, to the surprise of me and all of y’all, I have no rage-inspired emotional response to the third boss battle against Jaron Namir. It was over too fast. I snuck up behind Namir as he was hopping over a wall, triggered the stealth punch button, and…punched his lights out. One hit, ten seconds…boss fight done. I have no idea if this is a glitch or if I’m a gaming god or ultimately if I was doing it wrong–whatever the case, I don’t care. The less time I spend on boss fights in Deus Ex: Human Revolution, the more I like the game.
Mmm-mmm good. I can hear Colonel Campbell screaming his name now:
The Snake (25G): You defeated Jaron Namir, Leader of Belltower’s Elite Special Operations Unit.
And here I was, all prepared and ready to spew hate upon hate upon hate over this third boss fight. Nope, not today. However, the game’s not over yet. Jensen still has one last mission to do. You know, save the world and all that. I’m excited to see the credits roll, and I think if you’ve been reading all my rants about this game lately you’ll know why. However, even on a second, shooty playthrough, I’m still going to one-punch Namir to death…unless it is a glitch and gets patched before that chance pops up again.
One-punch Pauly. He only swings once, but he makes it count. POW!
Wow. I dumped 2 clips of assault rifle ammo at least into the guy. I remembered trying to use the take down on Yelena, and it would’t work. I figured it couldn’t work on him. Well you have proved me wrong.
The stealth/kill takedowns do not work actually when he is standing up…only when coming down over a wall. How odd!
I saw this trick in a YouTube video, and did it on my second playthrough. Even knowing what was going to happen, the ease and hilarity of the thing was extraordinary. And the satisfaction! I felt as if that one square punch had been delivered directly to everyone responsible for those awful bossfights, and now we’re square.
(For the two previous bosses, there should just be a Post-It on the front of the game box that says “Not getting many combat skills? Get Typhoon anyway.”)