At present is the twenty fifth anniversary of Goldeneye on the N64 and it obtained us all speaking about our favourite issues in regards to the sport. In fact there are fantastic issues like the enduring ranges, the ramping problem that added extra goals, and multiplayer that warranted staying up all night time.
Then there’s Oddjob — that bastard.
In what may need been one of the vital damaged parts in any multiplayer online game, builders Uncommon put Oddjob in sport as a joke to start out, 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 become 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, in the event 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 couple of seconds the crate would reform round Oddjob, trapping him inside.
This may not appear to be an enormous problem however contemplate a 1 vs. 1 situation (which is how we’d play in Goldeneye) brackets. The Oddjob participant would simply must get forward on kills, blow up a crate, crouch inside it and have a look at the ground. The opponent would haven’t any visible clue the place Oddjob was, and it become 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 the whole lot. The sport was remodeled into timed cover and search. It was hell, and Oddjob made all of it potential. 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.