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So, I was playing through NieR today, and I was thoroughly impressed with the animations they used especially during the boss fights.
So, this would work with the boss having some form of gimmick, such as you can only hit the red blocks or the enemy pauses after an attack, giving you a chance to attack. When you get to a certain point it runs an awesome animation to continue to the next stage of the fight. You can see an example of this in the first boss fight below if you skip to 8:26.
Please excuse the blood
In this it turns 10 Dark Lances into 1 Giant Drill, which you can't normally do, and it looks amazing to boot. There are other animations where Nier does an aerial strike, slicing a boss in half, or he forms 2 gargantuan fists with magic and slams down onto the enemy.
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