Gilgamesh on the other hand. Wow. I was putting him off until I was sure I could beat him and there was never any real danger of losing, seeing as I never changed it off the three characters I walked in there with, but I went into the battle with 97 phoenix downs and left with 22, so that's a good way to describe just went down during the second part of the fight. There was a lot of dying. Over and over. It's a really good thing that I don't rely on status boosting spells because that would have screwed me over something nasty. Except I had bubble belts on Balthier and Penelo, but that's default by now. I loved how Gilgamesh looked, too. He was always a favorite of mine from the other games, but he was really something else in XII. I loved the familiarity of the swords and his special moves just kicked ass. And it was funny. It was pretty much the best part of the game. If I could replay one part, that would be it. Kind of wish I had a separate save file for it.
But seriously, they should have made the optional espers more difficult. The only one so far (and this includes the storyline ones, too) that I found difficult at all was Adrammelech, and that was only because I went down there WAY too early. Like pretty much as soon as I could access the area, I ran through it to fight him and got my ass handed to me hard. Zeromus was a little annoying because I pretty much rely on magic, but not hard. It's too hard to get to the last two on my level, so I'm going to have to wait for now. I will do it, though.