In the real world, the only time travel we’re allowed is forward, at a rate of one hour per hour. But seeing how these game characters make time pass more quickly, maybe it’s just as well.
Metal Gear Solid 5’s Venom Snake, for example, is exactly the kind of guy who would spend a whole day hiding in a bush, weeing in a bottle and waiting for the perfect moment to infiltrate an enemy stronghold. Recognising how tedious this would be, Metal Gear Solid 5 kits Snake out with the Phantom Cigar: a device that accelerates time and makes an unseen lady say woah-oh a lot.
There is at least a bit of rationalisation behind the Phantom Cigar. It contains wormwood, which the game reckons has hallucinatory and anaesthetic effects at high doses. Modern medicine unfortunately reckons it actually causes convulsions and kidney failure at high doses. You’d probably be better off passing the time having thumb wars against your own robot arm.