I've been mulling over this idea for a couple of months. Like in 4X Space Games, I believe timelapse is needed to make really complex stealth games run at a fun pace, and make pattern recognition something I still actually want to do.
I've been a Grand Master Ninja in Tenchu 1. I had the patience of a mountain. These days, my patience holds 'til my first fuck-up. And really waiting for the perfect opportunity? Nah, ain't got that in me anymore.
I wonder if MGS 5's trailer hinted at a timelapse feature. And I just wanted to put this out there, so it's been said. Timelapse for your stealth games man! Think about it.