Right this moment is the twenty fifth anniversary of Goldeneye on the N64 and it obtained us all speaking about our favourite issues concerning the recreation. In fact there are great issues like the long-lasting ranges, the ramping issue that added extra aims, and multiplayer that warranted staying up all night time.
Then there’s Oddjob — that bastard.
In what might need been one of the damaged components 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 successful 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 a bit lump crouchwalking across the map with no hopes of besting him.
This nonetheless isn’t the worst factor concerning 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 believed everybody knew this about Oddjob, however after asking some associates they’d by no means heard concerning the crate glitch. See, in the event you destroyed a crate with Oddjob, then crouched the place the crate was positioned, he was too small to dam the spawning planes of the crate. This meant that after just a few seconds the crate would reform round Oddjob, trapping him inside.
This won’t look like a giant challenge however contemplate a 1 vs. 1 state of affairs (which is how we’d play in Goldeneye) brackets. The Oddjob participant would simply need to 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 try 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 the whole lot. The sport was remodeled into timed cover and search. It was hell, and Oddjob made all of it attainable. 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 the whole lot. On this, the twenty fifth anniversary of Goldeneye it made me consider how horrible that little man was.