The story would be like this:
the game opens up with a mid-30s hardened Latino man named Carlito Mendoza walking out of prison being escorted by a couple of guards into a prison bus just outside of the city. Diego is recently released from a 15 year stint after being busted during a raid of his and his half-brother's drug warehouse. while in prison he learned that his half-brother, Miguel, had set him up so that he would take the fall and Miguel would become the heir to their father, an old school big time 70s-80s drug lord, and rebuild his empire. now that carlito is out he wants revenge and with the help of new friends and a debt owed to a cellmate and friend from the past, he will stop at nothing to avenge his name.
Miguel Diaz- the illegitimate son of Armando Mendoza and main antagonist
Armando Mendoza aka Papi Chulo- drug kingpin who ran the island drug trade from the early 70's to the mid 80's until his disappearance in '86
Alicia Mendoza- Carlito's mother
Chancho- Colombian gang leader allied with Diaz
Jeremiah Cane aka King Judah- ex-yardie (or Hatian haven't decided) drug runner, Carlito's cell mate for 3 years before being paroled 4 months before Carlito's release. Carlito's only friend after being released from prison
Stu and Dwayne Cliff- Leaders of White Supremacists
Tomas Riviera aka El Jefe Viejo-- Carlito's mentor and cell mate for most of his prison term who taught him everything about the drug world and of life beforing dying in their shared prison cell. Tomas was also a good friend of Carlito's father.
now with this idea the franchise can move on into the drug wars in florida and the caribbean which was somewhat explored in vice city but not enough to say that was what both(psp and ps2) games were all about. That doesn't mean the next one would be all about drugs because i definitely don't want another scarface remake.
also it could lead to the next logical character for the series, a Hispanic or Caribbean oriented character.
as for the map layout i think that the map should be like vice city as the large island at the top, that has two keys one the size of Broker(not including Dukes) and then one the size of Bohan as well as maybe one or two smaller islands just hanging out there and then there being another large island a little ways out form the keys, which would be your Jamaican or Cuban-esque counterpart. the whole thin would be about slightly smaller or equal to SA
maybe something like this
(Edit: i made this shoddy sketch pretty fast without much thought but my idea was to maybe have the big island on the bottom not be attached by roadways and instead there be a large dock/ seaplane port at the bottom key... oh and sorry for the crap drawing.)
this could also bring back a lot of the old elements forgotten from four like planes, perhaps territories, and property buying as well as all the new features plus some more.
i'll continue if i get good responses
Edited by DLmosley, 24 July 2008 - 03:55 AM.