In the present day is the twenty fifth anniversary of Goldeneye on the N64 and it acquired us all speaking about our favourite issues in regards to the recreation. After all there are fantastic issues like the enduring ranges, the ramping problem that added extra goals, and multiplayer that warranted staying up all evening.
Then there’s Oddjob — that bastard.
In what might need been probably the most damaged parts in any multiplayer online game, builders Uncommon put Oddjob in recreation as a joke to begin, however in some unspecified time in the future they made it everlasting. He was damaged past all perception. Any group that performed Goldeneye with regularity would have a agency “no Oddjob” rule — and rightfully so.
Simply have a look at him. Oddjob is a full third smaller than James Bond and Baron Samedi, and he had a success field to match. You merely couldn’t win in a firefight head-to-head vs. Oddjob as a result of he was a lot smaller. The sport’s beneficiant auto-lock wouldn’t discover Oddjob, and c-button aiming took an excessive amount of time. If he was crouching, overlook about it. Oddjob was slightly lump crouchwalking across the map with no hopes of besting him.
This nonetheless isn’t the worst factor in regards to the character. It was a glitch that Oddjob enabled that took him from simply being damaged, and turned him right into a monster of unspeakable evil.
I assumed everybody knew this about Oddjob, however after asking some buddies they’d by no means heard in regards to the crate glitch. See, should you destroyed a crate with Oddjob, then crouched the place the crate was situated, he was too small to dam the spawning planes of the crate. This meant that after a number of seconds the crate would reform round Oddjob, trapping him inside.
This may not seem to be a giant difficulty however think about a 1 vs. 1 situation (which is how we’d play in Goldeneye) brackets. The Oddjob participant would simply should get forward on kills, blow up a crate, crouch inside it and have a look at the ground. The opponent would don’t have any visible clue the place Oddjob was, and it was a race to explode each crate within the map to attempt to discover him and kill him, earlier than the time ran out.
It was so in opposition to the spirit of the sport that it broke all the pieces. The sport was remodeled into timed conceal and search. It was hell, and Oddjob made all of it doable. There are such a lot of examples of issues being busted or unfair in video video games, however nothing comes near how a lot Oddjob broke all the pieces. On this, the twenty fifth anniversary of Goldeneye it made me consider how horrible that little man was.