November 8th, 2004 at 9:22pm by Derek
Dam agent…where it all starts. So simple, so …boring. Naturally we had to make it the most* overplayed, contentious, record in GoldenEye
“Dark LTK” specialist, Ilari Pekkala, has just elevated his name to the forefront of latterday GE greats. Known for his peerless performance in a genre of GE competition that he brought to popularity, Dark LTK (007 settings maxed for greatest difficulty), “Illu” has shown that he’s much more than a GE mastermind and/or GE sharpshooting specialist. No, Ilari is a complete GE player. Why? You guessed it. Ilari just got Dam 0:53.
The Elite regulars know that this is much more than a gaming accomplishment. Dam 0:53 is a piece of GoldenEye lore, shrouded in controversy. What are the PAL/NTSC differences? How and where should look-down be used? How much of it is random? How many 54s does Wouter have currently? And a question many here differ on, did Dan Berube actually get 0:53? Under the assumption he did, “Illu” is just the 3rd player to achieve the milestone. And this time there’s no controversy. You can watch video proof of the claim. The score was achieved with NTSC gaming equipment on PAL recording equipment, which explains poor video quality. Impressively, one boost and silky smooth strafing was enough. It’s also interesting to note that he used “look-up” on the final portion of the mission, embracing the logic of lookdown–increasing the frame rate by looking away from anything graphically complex.
In closing, congratulations to Ilari; no one will ever again misjudge the difficulty of this or any of the Elite modern records. For those unfamiliar to the idiosyncracies of Dam agent, I simply say this: you think you know…but trust me, you don’t :rolleyes:
* – “most” is subjective; hopefully certain people will not stress over my word choice like usual.