Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could carry around a lot of items like video game characters? This is a gamer’s true fantasy, the ability to carry around thousands of items and weapons without any burden is something more of a godsend. If you were to apply that kind of feature into real life, we would be having a convenient storage, much like what Grace Self Storage offers. We would simply put our weapons, mana and potions into one amazing bag or belt and just go as we please. It’s that simple.
The only main issue with making these features a reality is the PHYSICS involved, but regardless, let’s take a look at some notable video game storage features that would be awesome if they were real:
1.) Limited inventory is a system that allows players to carry around a limited number of items in his person. Games that make use of these features are Borderlands 1 and 2, and Resident Evil. Now, if you were able to carry only 5 items at a time without any limit on how heavy it is, it would make it easier for us to move to another location. What if I chose the heaviest furniture pieces and carry it with me to the next location? No need for paying moving companies extra, right?
2.) Utility belt inventory is something that makes use of storing items in a belt as opposed to a backpack. This is a subcategory of limited inventory system and is mostly found in games like the Half Life franchise. Again, this would come in handy for backpacking and hiking trips. You don’t need to carry around a huge backpack if you can store a limited number of items in your belt.
3.) Menu-based inventory is a feature that’s prevalent in MMORPGs and RPGs (massive multiplayer online roleplaying game and roleplaying game, respectively). Players are able to manage their inventory by categorizing them accordingly (weapons, armor, loot, potions, consumables, etc). This system is found in both character and in-game systems like storage vaults. If you have something like this in real life, you’d know exactly where you put things. The system would automatically sort things out for you, so all you have to do is throw them into your bag or vault and let the system do the heavy lifting, so to speak.
Sadly, we can never replicate these kinds of system in real life because of physics. If you were to hold 100 items in a backpack, you’d need a backpack made with high tensile strength and as big as a two-storey house.