When playing games, you can’t help but wish that somehow, in the near future, certain events or objects that occur only in games may happen in reality. Well, skip zombie apocalypse or horror games, that is. In any case, after a good hour of gaming, an online friend asked me a peculiar question. If given the chance, what would be my top 5 list of fictional gadgets or devices in games that I wished were real? That question actually left me thinking for a good few hours. I never really thought much about it until my friend suddenly popped the question to me.
In any case, here’s my list of the top 5 fictional devices in games that I wished were real:
1. The Animus from Assassin’s Creed – This is definitely on my top list. The Animus is the strange device in the Assassin’s Creed games that allows people to search and relive the memories of their ancestors. These so-called memories are taken from the genes of the person using the Animus. Developed by Abstergo Industries, the Animus was designed to extract the memories of main character Desmond Miles’ ancestors, namely Altair and Ezio Auditore. Well, this coming October 30, it’ll be Conner’s turn as Assassin’s Creed 3 is being released at that date.
Anyway, I think it’s cool how they made the Animus. To be able to relive the days of your ancestors is something to actually look forward to. I mean, come on, what if your ancestor happens to be a great person who unknowingly contributed something good in the olden days; wouldn’t that be cool? Unfortunately, scientists of today have said that the Animus is likely to remain fictional…at least for a few years until someone manages to actually discover the technology to read genetic memories.
2. The MK 2 Lancer Assault Rifle from Gears of War – I know it’s weird for a girl to actually like FPS shooting games, but Gears of War excite me to no end. So when I first saw the MK 2 Lancer Assault Rifle, I knew that it’s going to be my favorite weapon. A nasty piece of machine, the MK 2 is equipped with a chainsaw bayonet, increased accuracy and ammo capacity with less recoil. Powerful in close and long range battles, but my favorite part would be the chainsaw bayonet. In fact, whenever I kill enemies, I tend to hit them in the leg. Then, I rush at them and finish them off with a chainsaw melee. I know it’s pretty sick, but I really get a kick out of slicing and dicing enemies with my chainsaw bayonet!
3. The White Knight from White Knight Chronicles – Who wouldn’t want to see a freaking huge magical fighting robot in reality? If the White Knight can be made real, governments would most likely do everything in their power to get their hands on such an object. That would be a very dangerous thing now, wouldn’t it?
4. The One Ring – The Lord of the Rings games – Well, ultimate power anyone? The idea of using the One Ring to control and enslave humanity and become the king of the world is quite a tempting offer should the One Ring be bought to reality. You can probably have an army of orcs and goblins rampaging on those who dare oppose you. All this you can achieve with the One Ring on your finger. But unfortunately, you’ll be a skinny, creepy little creature who loves eating raw fish and lives inside caves.