Replace: This was initially written in August of 2022, on the twenty fifth anniversary of Goldeneye. Now the sport is returning to Nintendo Change and Xbox Recreation Go on January 27 — supplying you with an opportunity to brutally cheat with Oddjob.
At the moment is the twenty fifth anniversary of Goldeneye on the N64 and it received us all speaking about our favourite issues concerning the recreation. After all there are great issues like the enduring ranges, the ramping problem 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 sooner or later 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, neglect about it. Oddjob became just a little 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 pals they’d by no means heard concerning the crate glitch. See, in case 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 may not appear to be an enormous situation however contemplate a 1 vs. 1 situation (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 haven’t any visible clue the place Oddjob was, and it became 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 all the things. The sport was remodeled into timed disguise 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 things. On this, the twenty fifth anniversary of Goldeneye it made me consider how horrible that little man was.