In the lead of the poll asking "What character do you WANT to be in the game?", the option of an all new original character leads the pack. And according to the other poll, people wanted a Post-VC environment for VCS.
It's a bizarre turnout, seeing how the boxart denies BOTH of these possibilities. In October, we will re-enter Vice City pre'86 with a familiar character whose story will be told by Rockstar and whose every move will be determined by us.
As stated numerous times, it appears that both Juan Cortez and Umberto Robina are in the game based on their apparent presence on the boxart. Three other characters arguably on the boxart as well are Leo Teal, Big Mitch Baker, and Mercedes.
Of course, all five of these characters were just a few of the several contenders in the "Who would you want to be..." poll.
The pre 86 scenario dismisses the chances of an appearance from the character that came in second in the Character poll: Tommy Vercetti.
So, now we ask (well, nevermind..I ask) the question... (AHEM, POLL!)...
Now that all the dead wood has been cleared out of the way, who do you THINK (not WANT but THINK) we'll be playing as in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories?
- Big Mitch Baker
- Lance Vance
- Lance Vance's Brother
- Ricardo Diaz
- Juan Cortez
- Umberto Robina
- Leo Teal
- Kent Paul
- Phil Cassidy
Or is it?
True, GTAPortable.com is reporting that a "reliable source" says Baker is the main character... but what if that's HIM on the boxart? According to the belief of many, that's a deciding factor of who is the main character: NOT appearing on the boxart. Hell, given that belief... what about the five characters supposedly on the boxart? Wouldn't that outlaw them from being the main character in the game. If that's the case, then you'd have to choose from Ricardo Diaz, Lance Vance, Lance Vance's brother, and Kent Paul.
But then again, that's just a belief, albeit a popular one.
And consider all the required characters needed to appear in VCS, to set the stage for the Vice City plot. Ricardo Diaz wasn't just an overnight rise to the top of the drug scene, was he? And Alex Shrub, how long had he been congressman up until '86?
It'd be awesome if this were a poll... the FINAL poll if you will, before confirmation is made on who we're playing as in VCS.