There are certain things in life where a video game’s ‘Fast Travel’ would come in handy…and don’t act like you haven’t thought about it.
You know when you have to go to that party that you really didn’t want to go to? What about that family party where the crazy aunt shows up and starts calling you things like, “You’re a bunch of Monkeys with Needles”…don’t laugh, it actually happened. Oh, what I would have paid for ‘Fast Travel’ to get the heck out of there that day. The short answer is everything…I would have paid everything.
We’ve all got used to Fast Travel in huge RPG games like Skyrim, Dark Souls, and Horizon Zero Dawn. We always tell ourselves that we won’t use it the next time we play because the world is just too beautiful and that we’re actually doing an injustice to ourselves, and the developers, who took the time to make players such a gorgeous environment.
But, the next time we log in we do a quick scan to make sure no one is looking and bow down at that magic bonfire, that takes us to whatever destination we just couldn’t wait to get to. I admit it, I’ve used Fast Travel in Skyrim, a lot. I know…I know, it’s the forbidden fruit in that particular game. It was just so massive that I would tell myself, “Just this once, to drop off my treasures I’d picked up along the way.” Yeah, 3 hours and 4 Fast Travels later…
You might even be thinking about using Fast Travel reading this right now…by the way, that’s messed up…justified, but messed up. I spend so much time in video games either playing them or working on my current project, that I feel like games might be where I live, and this so called VR life (which at times has some terrible graphics) is where I really need a controller and some gaming perks.
Think about it, whenever we’re running late we could just tap ‘Square’ or ‘X’, and just phase out and appear there, and on time. The possibilities would be endless, although family get-togethers might be much shorter…and that’s not always a bad thing, just saying.
I guess until someone can figure the whole Fast Travel thing out in this world, I’ll keep driving to destinations…driving…like cavemen. I know what you’re thinking, “Can I go back before I took the time to read this?” That’s harsh…