Liberty City, Liberty State. America's Crown Jewel City. The year is 1992 and crime is rampant. The crack cocaine epidemic which started in 1986 has left America in a huge crime wave with Liberty City being one of the frontline cities. Corruption is rampant. Crime is at the highest it's ever been. Murders are literally in the thousands as drug gangs battle over turf and everyone wants a piece of the pie where millionaires pop up out the ground as other gangsters go into the ground. There is a million stories in each city. Well in Liberty those stories all clash with each other. This is the Liberty City Chronicles.
The year is 1992 and a 19 year old Dwayne Forge is one of the numerous kings of the streets of the lucrative and deadly Liberty City crack cocaine trade. There is much competition in the deadly drug business and as a young Dwayne literally amasses millions of dollars, rivals will want to take him out, crooked police will want to take him down, and a president firm on stopping the brutal crack epidemic makes newer and harsher laws for crack dealers the stakes have gotten higher then ever before.
The game will be a prequel to GTA:IV in 1992 set 16 years before that game and 1 year before Dwayne goes to prison in 1993 as it's documented he was sentenced to 15 years in prison through his dialouge and police database in GTA IV meaning he went to prison in 1993. We'll see many characters introduced to us in GTA as well as meet some fresh new faces. The game will span about 45 missions and will include all sorts of side missions which will be documented later on. The feel of the game is alot more dark and gritty then previous GTA's to match the grittiness and darkness of real life 1990s New York, while at the same time still having that GTA charm and full of colorful characters in a dark and violent world.
A young and brash 19 year old drug dealer from the North Holland streets of Algonquin. He's the true definition of a victim of the streets. He's a very polite person but due to the business he's in his politeness is not seen very often and the streets have truly changed him. At one point in his childhood he dreamed of being a police officer but due to his mother's spiraling out of control Heroin addiction and his brother who he idolized being a street savy drug dealer, Dwayne dropped out of Junior High in the 8th grade and started selling crack fulltime at the age of 14 for his brother's rising crack cocaine distribution network the North Holland Hustlers in 1987. He was arrested in 1989 at the age of 16 for having 3 vials of crack cocaine and sentenced to 2 years in a Shock Bootcamp for minors involved in the drug business instead of being sent to prison.
Once he was released from the Bootcamp in 1991 at the age of 18 the streets he once knew were changed. Crime had gone up ten fold,half the people he grew up with were either dead or in prison or rivals in the crack trade. Dwayne took control of the North Holland Hustlers as federal investigations on his older brother began to start and he began making changes to the gang. He orgainized the gang into a full fledged empire by making generals operate under him and under the generals seargents and under the seargents soldiers. At the turn of 1992 Dwayne is one of the rising crack barons in the city.
Laurence" Big L" Forge
Dwayne's older brother. The 27 year old is a legend to the North Holland streets even at his young age. He started selling crack under North Holland legend, Kesean" Richie Kipp" Kipper in 1982 at the age of 17. When federal authorities took down the Kipper Organization in 1988 after Kipper was gunned down by his partner Delberto" Delbo" Dimenez and their other partner Jamie" J" Garrison decided to leave the crack game alone, Big L took control over the remains of the organization and renamed it the North Holland Hustlers in homage to the area where the gang was located. He's one of the premier drug dealers in the city and has numerous allies and few enemies because his willingness to share the profits. In 1991 he was involved in a brutal street war with the Torres organization over turf in South Bohan. When the bloody conflict ended there was over 23 homicides including 2 innocent civilians. The violence caught the eye of the FBI and they began a joint operation with the LCPD and DEA to investigate Big L and the North Holland Hustlers. He decided to give control of the empire to his younger brother. He's currently laying low so the heat stays off him.
Bobby"Big Poot" Patterson:
Bobby is 1 of Dwayne's 2 Generals who operate directly under him. Fiercely loyal to Dwayne as he was fiercely loyal to Dwayne's brother. He is known in the streets as a very brutal and quick with a blade and even quicker with a gun type of guy. At the age of 27, Big Poot has seen more then enough battle in the violent streets. After serving 5 years in prison in Actor Correctional Facility(Attica Correctional Facility) located in Actor, Liberty State(Attica, New York) at the age of 17, he learned how to be excessively violent in order to survive after being that young in a prison full of men much older then him. He was recently sent to Charger Island Jail Facility(Rikers Island) on assault charges but they were recently dropped.
Dwayne Forge's 2nd General. The young 22 year old grew up with Dwayne and was close friend to him. He started selling crack under Dwayne's Brother around the same time Dwayne did. As he was older he somewhat mentored Dwayne on the game as his brother was to busy running his empire to ficus soley on Dwayne. Rico is known for his flashiness and his flamboyant parties which excess in the high hundred thousand dollar range.....weekly. He owns a small after hours club in North Holland that all the big crack dealers frequent. He also operates Dwayne's The Triangle strip club. He's talked about on the streets alot for his addiction to cocaine which has gone heavily out of hand. However he's deeply loyal to Dwayne and despite the rising concerns over his cocaine problem he's one of the highest earners with his crew for the North Holland Hustlers as he sees excess of $60,000 a day in drug receipts and his prostitution ring from The Triangle.
A member of the Spanish Kings Street Gang. At age 19, he's known to be a pretty violent guy but also known to be an attention seeker. He likes to let it be known the he is a member of the Spanish Kings despite the fact that it will bring police attention to not only himself but the gang as well. He's an ally of Dwayne and the North Holland Hustlers as they work together in the crack distribution in South Bohan.
A young 15 year old drug dealer from South Bohan. She works with her father in his drug running operation. At her age she looks much older as she look around the age of 18-19.She uses her looks to her advantage. She frequents clubs as well as seduces older men mainly rival drug dealers into dating her until she learns enough viable information and tells her brother everything so he can set up a kill. Due to her looks she is also a very sexual girl because of older men hitting on her at such a young age. She has a small cocaine problem that her father pays no attention to as he says it will pass and she's only testing it. While she appears to have a very high self esteem she actually has a low self esteem as she thinks men only want her for sex and she eats alot but doesn't gain much weight.
The father of Elizabeta. He's a hardened criminal and drug dealer in South Bohan. At the age of 37 he's experienced the frontlines of urban drug warfare 1st hand. Arriving in America from Puerto Rico in 1984, he was already a hardened criminal. He's known in the streets of South Bohan as nothing more then a cold hearted man who only cares about money and even let's his underage daughter sleep with older men just to gain information. He has a small scale drug operation but he makes more then enough money. His drug receipts bring in about $17,500 daily from his crack operation and since he's not in a gang the Spanish Kings and him butt heads frequently. The Spanish Kings call him disloyal to his people as he doesn't want to join the gang and he says he won't pay taxes to a bunch of pussies who have to group together to defend themselves. The Torres gang and the Spanish Kings are currently involved in a violent drug war.
Roberto" Robbie" Torres
The older brother of Elizabeta and only surviving son of Page Torres. Robbie is the feared 2nd in charge of the Torres gang. He's very brutal and ruthless and doesn't take back talk from anybody. He's known to be the main shooter of the gang and never leaves without carrying his custom and prized .40 Caliber handgun. He has an extortion ring that rivals the Spanish Kings and he's frequently in shootouts involving Spanish King gang members.
A Haitian criminal from "Upstate" Liberty. He once was involved with the Haitian gang who operate in Little Haiti in Vice City. He was rumored to be an undercover federal agent trying to crack the booming Haitian gang's operations in the lat 80s but the situation turned sour as he began to get into the situation much deeper then his superiors would want. He left the DEA and now works as a hitman and is known to be very flashy and wears $10,000 Perseus suits alot.
One of the most violent criminals in Liberty City. He ran a huge crack cocaine operation that was known for it's violence. He was bringing in excess of $200,000 a day and was known to take out his rivals at any cost. He was taken down by a joint task force between the LCPD, FBI and DEA in 1989 and taken off the streets of Liberty. His gang, the powerful King Squad which operated as hitmen as well as big time drug distributors since 1983 were broken apart. King is currently serving a 15 year sentence in Actor Correction Facility and was able to not get a life sentence and not sent to a Maximum Security Prison in San Andreas only because 2 of his lutienants took the blame as leaders of the operation. However everybody knew who the real leader was. Because he's still close to the city he still has alot of influence on the streets as well as alot of crooked policemen and politicans in his pocket.
A young Capo in the Pavano Crime Family. He's the suspected lover of Pavano Family boss Antonio Valvona's wife, Maria Valvona. However Antonio as the Don of the Pavano Family can't react brashly as it's just rumored that Joe is having an affair with his wife. As the crack epidemic sweeps more and more African American and Latino drug dealers into the big league and taking more and more away from the Commision's turf and take in the city due to their rising power and influence, Joe Corrola is known to be a visionist and has actually began to work with these drug operations to keep the violence down. He has close ties with the North Holland Hustlers and they work on a muscle partnership. The North Holland Hustlers are muscles for Corolla when he comes to Holland as well as operate as hitmen for the Pavano Family. In return the Pavano Families lucrative Heroin distribution network which Corrola leads gives the North Holland Hustlers Heroin for a cheaper price then other organizations in the city.
Eric" The Gunsmen" O'Malley
A big time gun runner who illegally entered the country from Ireland. He's a serious drinker and enjoys blowing stuff up and seeing bodies flail through the air. He's a major supplier of guns in the Liberty City underworld and he's a close associate of the Irish Mob located in Purgatory as well as the Gambetti Family. He's a known hitman for both organizations and rumors have it that's he's responsible for well over 30 homicides in the last 2 years mainly consisting of Gambetti Family rivals. He has a known rivalry with the violent Jamaican smuggling gang the Blood Bath Posse and their main shooter Blood Clot Ronnie.
Khenan" Bukoo" Raeni
Leader of the violent and ruthless Jamaican Blood Bath Posse. The gang which has it's roots in Schotler and Southside Dukes is a citywide operation. They smuggle drugs mainly Jamaican marijuana as well as people and weapons. The gang which had it's start in the 1970s as muscle for the various up and coming black heroin distributors, became what it is known for today, a violent, blood thirsty, large scale criminal operation in 1984 when Jamaican immigrant Khena" Bukoo" Raeni joined the gang as one of it's shooters. He took leadership of the gang by organizing followers of his own and subsequently murdering the gangs top leaders and any one who didn't want to work under him. As the leader, Bukoo has gained a stranglehold on the Schotler area as well as having as many as 7 of the Firefly Projects High Rise buildings operating 24/7 for cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana. He has led the orgainization to be one of the cities premier organizations and holding much influence in the city. He's a strict businessman and charasmatic leader but under his seemingly friendly appearance, the 52 year old is extremely violent and has gained more enemies in the last decade then most do in their entire life.
Ronald" Blood Clot Ronnie" Bastian
One of the most feared killers in the city. He's the main shooter for the violent Blood Bath Posse and of the gang's suspected 1400+ homicides over the last 10 years, Blood Clot Ronnie is suspected of being behind over 60 including hits in Jamaica, Los Santos and Carcer City on behalf of the organization. The 37 year old killer leads the Blood Bath Posse's 15 men Hit Squad known as The Blood Cultist aka TBC which has a nick name on the street as To Be Continued as most of the murders have remained unsolved.
The 36 year old leader of the Smert(Death) Bratva. A former Soviet Nationalist, he was imprisoned in the Ukraine for weapons smuggling in 1985 and sentenced to 10 years. He was released in 1990 due to his political ties. He fled Russia for America and began working with various Russian gangs and criminal organizations in America mainly in Los Santos. San Andreas and Los Santos County. He was involved with a major gun running operation on the West Coast but federal attention forced him to fled. He arrived in Liberty City in 1991 and started an extortion business in the Hove Beach district. Originally he had his own crew but he ended up working for the Smert Bratva. He rose through the ranks quickly and ended up becoming the boss of the Russian crime syndicate by early 1992.
The 74 year old leader of the Purgatory Irish Mob. Adam is a well respected member of the Liberty City underworld. He started off in 1933 at the age of 15 running numbers for various Irish gangsters in Purgatory. He ran a local Purgatory Irish gang known as the Drunken Irish from 1937 until his incarceration in 1961 for bribery charges. While in prison he became close allies with various Italian Cosa Nostra members and upon his release in 1970 he rounded up the various Irish gangs in Purgatory and organized them into a criminal organization similar to La Cosa Nostra. By 1979 the organization was nick named the Irish Mob and consisted of the most powerful Irish gangs in Purgatory including the powerful McReary gang. Under Adam's leadership the organization prospered with activities including extortion, gambling and a lucrative murder for hire operation for the Italian Mafia. At his old age he tends to follow the old school rules of crime and tries to keep up a innocent businessman appearance and stray away from making himself public. However due to the rising conflicts in the organization between those loyal to him and those loyal to the newer generation of mobsters led by the young and violent Irish Mickey the Irish Mob seems to be falling apart. To top things off the powerful McReary clan led by violent Gerald McReary and the influential Derrick McReary want to break apart from the Irish Mob and start their own operation.
Michael" Irish Mickey" Manson
The 24 year old violent Irish gangster is the true definition of a sociopath. When he was 11 he ran with the Irish Mob as a number's runner. By 16 he was already doing hits for the Irish Mob. After his long years of dedication to the Irish Mob and Adam Connely, Irish Mickey beleives new blood and leadership needs to take control of the Irish organization. He says that because of Adams' old school ways of doing business he hasn't adapted to the new era of gangsterism and says that sooner or later black and latino gangs will take over their turf in Purgatory because of the lucrative crack game and Adam's unwillingness to get involved. He's organized his own set of younger men loyal to him and while still under the Irish Mob banner led by Adam he tends to do things his way and works with the crack dealers and pushes crack in their Purgatory neighborhood. His dealings has caused a rift in the once united Irish Mob and clashes are frequent. He also has a known heated rivalry with Gerald McReary.
Genti"Junior" Yilli J.R.
The charismatic club owner and leader of the Yilli Organization of Albanian thugs. The 33 year old rose to power as the leader of one of America's most powerful Albanian Organized Crime groups in 1988 when his father, powerful Albanian thug Genti Yilli Sr. was sentenced to life in prison for racketering, embezzlement, fraud, money laundering, intent to distribute 100 kilos of cocaine, weapons trafficking, human smuggling and leading an Organized Crime syndicate. Junior is a flashy and well liked member of the Liberty City underworld. He has constant dealings in Upstate Liberty as well as all over the state in cities such as Deer(Buffalo) and Onondaga(Syracuse). He operates and owns 3 of Liberty Cities most popular nightspots, the High Rollers Gentlemen's Club in Star Junction, The Tipsy Turvy Bar in Steinway, Dukes and the Benjamin$ Club in Algonquin. He's very wealthy and is rumored to have a personal fortune of over $75,000,000. He has numerous investments in the city as well as owns the record label Dogg House Records which popular rapper Madd Dogg owns a stake in. While being deeply involved in the underworld, he leaves most of the illegal dealings up to his 2nd in command, Lirim Ejona.
Bio: The 2nd in command to Junior. This 26 year old is a violent criminal who arrived in America from the violent Kosovo Region just 2 years ago. He was a suspected terrorist in the region and was sentenced to death by gun squad. However due to his father being a close ally of Genti Yilli Sr., Junior was able to flex some of his influence in the Albanian region and get Lirim out of the country by paying off crooked politicians of the region. Once he arrived in America, Junior made him his 2nd in command due to his experience and made Lirim oversee all the Organization's illicit activity.
Chris"Wu Shi" Lan
The 35 year old leader of the Chinatown based Wu Shi Tong. Tongs which are an Chinese American based crime group are located all around the U.S. in various Chinatown's. The Wu Shi Tong is in a fierce battle with the Jaoming Triad Organization over control of the various illicit rackets in Chinatown including extortion, money laundering and the gun trade. Wu Shi started the Tong when he arrived from San Fiero in 1983 and has led it since. He's known as a very street wise gang leader and values respect and honor over everything. He despises the Triads because he views them as nothing more then "wanna be American chinks" as a large majority of the Triads are not born in America compared to tongs as they were created by Chinese Americans who were born in America. His hate for the Triads also expands to the various crimes both organizations commit. The Triads tried to tax him to sell drugs and weapons in Chinatown and when he denied to pay them the Triads blew up his laundry mat where he stored large amounts of money, weapons and drugs. Ever since then he's wanted nothing more then to take down the Triads. He knows it's not possible as they are much larger and influential but he's rather die with his honor then to back down to them.
A up and coming 24 year old East Coast rapper hailing from the Firefly Projects in Broker. He was once a small time crack dealer in the streets until he got arrested on charges of distributing crack cocaine in 1990. Now released in 1992 he's pursuing a career in the rap industry. He has numerous ties to various street organizations in the city and the LCPD has a close eye on him. Rumors are rising that the LCPD are starting a "Hip Hop Police" unit that is aimed at targeting and investigating numerous rappers who have alleged ties to gangs, drug rings and criminal organizations. Rappers with criminal backgrounds are the main priority and K.I.N.G is 1 of their 1st targets.
Jayvon" J Work" Simpson
Jayvon" J Work" is a member of the North Holland Hustlers. The 19 year old grew up down the block from Dwayne and began selling crack at the age of 11. He and Rico are close friends and he's 1 of Rico's most loyal workers. However Dwayne and J Work are far from friends. Dwayne always considered Jayvon a pest and a phony and never respected him. The 2 have had a long standing disagreement with each other but because of the closeness both have to Rico Jayvon has been getting a pass. However another problem that's arising involves Dwayne's long standing girlfriend Cherise. Rumors have been circulating that J work has an eye for Dwayne's girl and Dwayne put Jayvon in this hospital for 2 weeks after beating him down in front of a LC nightclub one night after Dwayne witnessed Jayvon dancing with Cherise.
The long standing girlfriend to Dwayne Forge. The 18 year old is Dwayne's main girl and considered off limits to anybody. However her looks and sex appeal has drawn many men her way and in return many problems arising. Because of Dwayne's intense jealousy rumors in the streets involving Cherise is frequent. However Cherise pledges her alligance to her boyfriend and simply states that all rumors are false and just attempts to get Dwayne heated. While she has little to do with the actual dealing of the organization, she does store money and sometimes drugs and weapons at her apartment for Dwayne. Because of the large amounts of money Dwayne makes she's usually 1 of the 1st things he spends it on. She frequents the various nightclubs of LC and is very flashy with her attire. She's known to wear tight clothes to show off her amazing body as well as has an addiction to diamonds and top notch clothing and accessories.
Tianna" Queen T" Velez
The self proclaimed "Queen B" aka Queen Bitch and H.B.I.C aka Head Bitch in Charge. Queen T is a very high profile woman in the LC underworld. The 33 year old Puerto Rican runs a lucrative prostitution ring with the Spanish Kings, a high paid stripper at the Triangle Club owned by Dwayne Forge and she's been involved in numerous relationships with big time gangsters all across the city ranging from Bohan to Broker. Because of all her endavors she's considered 1 of the biggest female criminals in the city. She's a very flashy woman who is known to only get the best of the best.
Tony" Tone Capone" Valerio
Leader of a Dominican drug distribution operation located in Northwood. The 28 year old Dominican gangster has large ambitions. LC which is full of different races and ethnicities as well as hundreds of gangs and criminal organizations, Tone Capone wants to group all the Dominican gangs together. There are various Dominican gangs and drug operations all around Liberty and in Tone's case his gang only has a small fraction of turf in Northwood. His operation has intense rivalries with Northwood chapters of the Spanish Kings, DGM(Dominicans Gettin Money) and the Torres Cartel which is trying to set up shop in Northwood. The North Holland Hustlers control a large part of the drug trade in Northwood and are the prominent operation in the area. Due to this Tone Capone has a shaky alliance with the organization. Tone's gang provides muscle for North Holland Hustler dealers in the area and in return Tone's operation gets drugs at a cheaper price and can distribute the drugs in NHH territory. However Tone is growing tired on depending on the NHH and rumor has it that he's trying to grow large enough to not only take on the gangs he already rivals but to take the NHH out of the Northwood area.
Gangs and Criminal Organizations
North Holland Hustlers aka NHH:
A North Holland based criminal organization. The operation was previoulsy known as the Kipper Organization led by Holland street legend Kesean Kipper. After federal dismantling and wars weakend the organization, Laurence Forge took control and made them a prominent organization once again then renamed it the North Holland Hustlers in homage to the area the organization originated from. Over the years the organization has become 1 of the prominent LC originated organizations and has grown in both size and influence over the years. They control mainly a large portion of North Holland as well as other areas and they operate in large scale distibution of powder cocaine, crack cocaine, marijuana as well as prostitution, chop shops armed robbery and extortion.
Spanish Kings(Based on Latin Kings)
One of the largest street gangs in the city. The gang has been active in LC since 1984 and is a very big factor. While not nearly as large, organized or powerful as it's decades old original operation based in the Mid West, the LC faction has already gained a large following in the Latino and Spanish speaking communities of Liberty. Consisting of Puerto Rican, Mexican, Cuban, Salvadorin, Colombian and Dominican members the gang is consistently growing in numbers and power. Have been officially entered into the nationwide ESKAQN(Everlasting Spanish King and Queen Nation) by a well respected Spanish King from the Mid West in 1989, the gang is constently trying to climb the underwolrd latter in the city by going to war with any and every organization they can. Their biggest rivals are other Latino operations such as DGM and the Torres Cartel. They sport red, yellow and black as their colors and they have the largest pressence in South Bohan. They are heavily involved with the drug trade and prostitution. They have a large scale extortion racket in South Bohan and are involved in the gun trade.
This drug distibution operation is led by violent 37 year old Page Torres. They are a very violent organization based in South Bohan and have been involved in numerous drug wars. The organization is a small scale operation that only has a small percentage of turf in the city but they have gained drug receipts of over $17.5 thousand daily. The organization is involved in a bloody drug war with the Spanish Kings over turf and are also engaged in a drug war with the drug operation led by Tony Valerio for turf in Northwood.
DGM aka Dominicans Gettin Money (Based on DDP aka Dominicans Don't Play)
A Dominican street gang which started in Northwood and has turf in Bohan and Broker. They are a very violent street gang and have known rivalries with the Torres Cartel, Spanish Kings and their biggest enemy, rival Dominican gang Dominican Tribe aka D3MON$. They are very active in the drug trade mainly powered cocaine and marijuana and overall gang violence. They sport the colors red and white as well as have the Dominican Flag on most gang attire.
Dominican Tribe aka D3MON$ (Based on Trinitario aka 3Ni)
The largest Dominican gang in Liberty City. Originated in 1989, the D3MON$ have a huge reputation in the streets of Liberty. Founded in Actor Correctional Facility in Actor, Liberty, the gang has spread all over Liberty City and even other areas in Liberty State. However they have their biggest foothold in Alderney City and other areas in Alderney State. They are intense rivals of DGM as well as other gangs throughout the city. They are primarily involved in the drug distribution trade mainly selling wholesale kilos of cocaine, they are also heavily involved with human trafficking of people from the Dominican Republic to Liberty City. They sport the colors Green and Black and have a machette with the words " Dominican Soldier" on most gang attire.
The Commission(Based on NY 5 Families Commission)
The LC based La Cosa Nostra operation. It comprises of the 5 main families of LC, the Gambetti Family, Lupisella Family,Ancelotti Family,Messina Family and Pavano Family. They operate all through Liberty State and interact with the various other La Cosa Nostra outfits in the state. Originally started in the city in the early 1900s, La Cosa Nostra was founded in the mid 1920s as former LC Boss and Boss of all Bosses, Maximillian" Maxi" Ciprano gathered all the Italian gangsters together. Since then the Commission has both flourished and gone downhill. Today they aren't as powerful as they were in their heydey from the 1920s-1960s. The late 1960s through the 1970s saw the rise of organized African American operations, the 1980s saw the rise of Latino, West Indian and other foriegn operations rising in America due to the cocaine trade and the lat 80s to now,1992 has seen the rise of the crack game and everything that comes with it. Federal crackdowns as well as public fascination have also left the Commission in a state of peril. Also the new generation of gangsters, gangs and criminal organizations rather African American, Russian, Chinese, Colombian, Dominican, Puerto Rican, Albanian and so forth are putting up open challenges to the Commission. The various "families" all roam around their respective boroughs and can be seen in mostly Italian American neighborhoods. They are heavily involved in political corruption, money laundering, the drug trade, extortion and prostitution.
The Smert(Death) Bratva(Based on various Russian OC outfits in America mainly NY)
The violent and powerful Russian organized crime outfit based in the Hove Beach area of LC. Nicknamed the Russian "Mafia" by journalist, the Russian OC outfits are much different then their Italian American counterparts. The Smert Bratva has been in the city since the mid 1980s and has grown in power substantially as the Eastern European population in both the city and the state has grown. Mainly in Russian centric neighborhoods, the Smert Bratva is one of the most violent organizations in the city. They are heavily involved in both the weapons trafficking and drug trafficking business but their biggest operation is their human smuggling ring which federal intel believes brings in close to 3,000 illegal immigrants to Liberty State through the Liberty City Docks annually.
Gameplay & Game info
-The very 1st cutscene goes directly into the very 1st mission which will be a shootout at one of the North Holland Hustlers drug spots.
-You can hire up to 3 bodyguards to accompany you on missions as well as when free roaming once you unlock the Empire Options.
-You can fully customize the bodyguards appearance in clothes as well as outfit them their weapons. The better equipped you make your men the better off you'll be and the longer they'll live.
-Equiption options include equipting your men with bullet prof vest, selecting their weapons as well as customizing their guns with silencers, higher powered bullets such as hollowtips etc.
-You can select from 12 different bodyguards. When a bodyguard dies you have the option of paying a fee to have them operated on at a hospital and you loose access to that specific bodyguard for 24 in game hours. Once they are healed when you go to select bodyguards and you pick one of the fallen soldiers they'll speak on how they took a bullet for the team.
-The men you use the most gain the most experience. If you use a certain group more then mothers they'll become your primary bodyguards and when you select for them they'll be the 1st ones up. The ones who see the most battles last longer in combat.
-Character customization is included. You can give Dwayne tattoos, customize his hairstyle from an afro, 4 different cornrow styles, a high top fade, a Grove Cut, Bald Head etc. When the game starts Dwayne will have an afro that will automatically be cut into a Grove Cut after the 1st mission. You can chose wether or not you want to change his hair or it could stay as a grove Cut.
-You can work out at the boxing gym to learn new fighting techniques which will be boxing moves. You can't gain or loose weight but the more Dwayne works out the more toned and muscular his body will become and in turn the more power he gains.
-The Power Meter will be a meter that will show Dwayne's strength. As he works out and gains more strength in turn his power grows. It will be represented in a meter from 15% which will be the starting power and if you decide to not work out it stays that way and 100% where Dwayne can take more damage and in turn deal out more damage. An example would be if his strength is at 100% then he can make critical hits to people easier in fist fights and fights won't go on as long.
-There is 45 Main storyline missions.
-Transportation includes Taxis, the El-Train, cars, motorcycles, boats, helicopters and bicycles.
-Since you are the leader of your own gang you won't be doing as many missions that have you following others orders as in past games. The majority of the missions will involve something that has to do with your own personal empire.
-Drinking is back in the game as well as getting high. You can smoke weed as well as do cocaine. Smoking weed slows down the game and makes you more durable against pain. Doing cocaine makes the game seem much faster and you can take even more damage. However doing too much of anything can make you pass out and be revived at the hospital and pay a hospital bill.
-Side missions differ from the Empire side missions. These include Taxi which will be similar to GTA III-VCS Taxi missions. There is also another Taxi Mode called Taxi Empire that is Taxi side missions in your Empire side missions. Once you buy out a taxi firm you perform Taxi missions for it. Once you complete the 15 missions you get daily commission as well as can hire up to 4 Taxi drivers. You'll see your Taxi cabs around the city.
-Most Wanted will be the same to IV's Most Wanted however you won't be in a police crusier to perform Most Wanted missions. To access Most Wanted you have to meet the Most Wanted side mission contact who is a police officer who needs someone involved in the streets to take out the various criminals.
-Ambulance has you driving around saving people. Fireman has you putting out fire.
-Turf will be divided up amongst the various gangs and organizations of the city. Most gangs will share turf with others but will have distinct areas controlled by them. You can take over turf but the main goal isn't to own the whole city but to own areas where you can make the most profit such as project buildings since there will be a large number of crack fiends located in public housing.
-Taking over turf isn't as simple as killing gang members in that area. You have to own enough property in that area and have influence there including drug operations and extortion.
-Gangs will attack your organization and turf frequently to try to take some of your profit if you have too much control in a specific area.
-You can choose from 6 distinct GF options. Cherise will play a major role in the game but will also serve as your major GF and the only 1 that is a part of the storyline. Other GFs are optional.
-GF can serve as extra save locations as well as extra places to store money,drugs and weapons.
-Areas can change from low crime areas to high crime areas depending on the murders and other crimes in that area including drug distributions,prostitution and gun trafficking.
-Green will be low crime areas on the map and will have the lowest police presence but police will respond quicker and much heaver when crimes are reported in that area. At the beginning of the game it includes places like Star Junction.
-Yellow will be mid crime level areas and police presence will be fair. Police won't respond as quick but they will come alot more equipped with a heaver presence and better weaponry. This is areas like Steinway.
-Red will be the high crime areas. Police presence will be high in specific areas and they'll usually respond to calls a little late but when they come they come with Police Helicopters to watch the skies. This includes heavily drug useage areas such as the various public housing complexes.
-Flashing Red is the intense areas. Police presence will be very low and response will be very slow. however when they do respond it's with SWAT and higher. Most crimes happen in Flashing Red areas as they are easier to get by. These include various public housing projects and crime ridden areas.
When the game loads up the R* emblems show up then the game procedes to go through various game artwork and playing this song which will differ from the game's main theme song which will appear after the 1st mission ends.
The games main theme music which will appear after the 1st mission and when missions are completed is this song.
Trailer 1: It's a Stick Up
Description: The trailer begins with a close up of the LC skyline at night. Cars are going by in slow motion, hookers are trying to pull tricks in Star Junction, a tv news report flashes and states" Liberty City is a War Zone. The total number of homicides has reached 1,688 already eclipsing last years murder rate of 1,577. Dwayne begins to speak and says " Seems like a good day to hit the block". Notorious BIG's "Warning" starts playing.
Flashes of shootouts start, close ups of Dwayne, Big L and Rico walking off a project stoop flashes by. A 1992 Bullet flies through traffic with a masked guy shooting a Mac 10 out the window at a LCPD cruiser. Dwayne getting punched in the face by Big L. then finally the trailer ends with Liberty City Chronicles Vol. 1 flashing across the scene.
In typical GTA fashion the missions can be knocked out in any order depending on your current contact list. Just for the sake of advancing the game's story and missions I'm going to do the missions in order of the contacts. However as I said it will be just like in typical GTA fashion in what order you do the missions depending on your current contacts.
Mission 1: Dirty Streets
Contact Big L Forge
A black customized Sentinel XS pulls up to a low rise 4 story Project complex in South Bohan. A young 19 year old Dwayne Forge walks out the fully customized car along with his top 2 Generals Rico and Big Poot. Dwayne pops the trunk and goes in and gets a gym bag. 2 members of the Spanish Kings street gang are outside the building and tell them to follow them. Dwayne and his generals are on their way to a Spanish Kings crack lab where some cocaine that Dwayne had purchased from an out of town connect is getting cooked up. While walking through the tore up complex behind the 2 Spanish Kings Rico ask Dwayne why they had to give their product to the Spanish Kings to convert to crack. Dwayne reminds Rico that the FBI and DEA have 7 of their top crack dens on survaliance and they couldn't possibly perform the crack making process in one of them with out getting caught in a jam. Dwayne reminds Rico that they have an alliance with the Spanish Kings due to their connection with Manny and that everything will be alright.
The 2 Spanish Kings stop Dwayne and his generals at the very end of the hallway and search them for weapons. Once they are cleared for having no firearms they are then let into the apartment room where loud music is being played, 4 girls are dancing around with no clothes on and 3 men are in the kitchen cooking up crack cocaine. Dwayne is then called over to the other side of the room by a guy named Big Slick who is a high ranking member of the Spanish Kings and by Big Slick there is 2 more Spanish Kings with Mac 10 sub machine guns. Big Slick is weighing cocaine and then he procedes to tell Dwayne that his cocaine is some top notch sh*t. Dwayne ask sternly if they are done cooking up his product then he drops the gym bag he got out the trunk on the table and it opens up revealing about 25 bands of hundreds. Big Slick smiles and in an instant the screen goes black. You here gun shots and hear Rico and Big Poot yelling loudly on top of gun fire. You feel the controller shaking and Rico yells for you to get up.
The screen comes back into color and the gameplay kicks in. Rico and Poot are shooting at 5 men in hoodies and ski mask. You look over and see Big Slick as well as the 2 Spanish Kings gunned down. You are told to grab a gun and you grab one of the Mac 10's the Spanish King dropped. You begin to fire at the assailants. Once the 5 hooded men are gunned down Rico yells that it's no longer safe to be here as the Spanish Kings will surely come to check what happened and all they'll see is dead Spanish Kings and some hooded guys. Dwayne ask about where the money, the cocaine and the crack is and Big Poot tells Dwayne that the other guys who were with the shooters grabbed it and left when the shooting 1st started. He then tells Dwayne that he was hit on the head with the butt of a gun and passed out. Dwayne, Rico and Big Poot rush out the apartment complex only to see a car of 3 Spanish Kings cursing at them in Puerto Rican and calling them murderers. The Spanish Kings open fire. Once the 3 men are gunned down you hop into your Sentinel and speed off. A cutscene then starts with Dwayne pulling out his large cellphone and dialing a number. A voice on the other line picks up and says whats up. Dwayne then goes on to tell him that it's all f*cked up. The screen fades to black and the theme music starts playing and then in big bold letters, GTA: Liberty City Chronicles shows up on screen and then the traditional GTA opening theme goes on showing some game artwork not used in the loading section as well as some gameplay features.
Mission 2: Where's The Loot?
Contact: Big L Forge
The 2nd mission begins as soon as you go to Big L's hideout in East Holland. Once you arrive the cutscene begins with Dwayne getting out the car you chose to drive to the contact. Dwayne walks out the car and looks around the area and sprints to the back of the apartment building he drove to. Once he gets to the back he does a special knock on the metal door and it opens by the hands of a big black bald guy with sun glasses on and a black t shirt.. Inside it reveals our 1st look at Dwayne's brother Big L laying on a couch with a naked Spanish girl next to him watching a big screen tv. Big L says whats up to his younger brother and the Spanish girl next to him says hi to Dwayne. It is revealed that the Spanish girl is Big L's longtime on and off again girlfriend Jessica. Big L tells Jessica to go to another room while he talks to his brother. Dwayne explains to Big L what happened at the Spanish Kings crack den. Big L tells Dwayne that it isn't looking good right now for them. He tells Dwayne that not only has the situation caused the Spanish Kings to pretty much declare war on the North Holland Hustlers as they believe they set up Big Slick, he also informs Dwayne that the shootout which had about a dozen bodies has caught some big media attention and with more attention means more survalaince on the North Holland Hustlers. Dwayne then reminds Big L that the feds don't currently know where his hideout is and that the feds don't know that he gave full power over the organization to Dwayne and that most of the people the feds were looking at are inactive as of now.
Big L then gets up, picks up a still burning cigarette and smokes it. He then tells Dwayne that regardless of who the feds are looking at, the more attention they have the less active the gang can be as a whole and in turn the more their enemies will try to move in. Big L then procedes to remind Dwayne that they weren't letting the Spanish Kings cook their product by choice but that they had to as the feds were looking in on all their crack spots. Big L then reminds Dwayne that he can't be on the streets and that the organization is loosing alot of money by having the scale back operations as well as the lost money and cocaine. He tells Dwayne about this laundry mat that he knows of that the "Chinks" are using as a cover up to their money laundering operation. He tells Dwayne to go there and make casualties limited and if possible none and take the money which he expects to be as much as $25,000. He tells Dwayne to be careful as they don't work with the Chinese gangsters and that they shouldn't know his face but after this night they would so make sure nobody important can make him out. Dwayne leaves the apartment.
When the gameplay kicks back in, Dwayne calls his brother and ask for the location of the laundry mat. Big L gives him the directions and the location is plotted on the map. Dwayne drives to the location and another cutscene begins. As Dwayne gets out the car and walks into the laundry mat he's greeted by an elderly Chinese woman. Dwayne pulls out a gun and points it at the Chinese woman's head and declares" Where's the loot?" The Chinese woman starts pleading in a mix Chinese and American for Dwayne to not shoot her. Dwayne walks up to the window and flips the Open sign to Closed and turns out the lights and forces the elderly woman behind the counter into a back room. As soon as Dwayne gets into the back room he sees 3 Chinese men counting money and he then pushes the old lady out of the way and aims his gun at the men. They pull out guns and the cutscene ends. When the gameplay kicks back in the men start firing at Dwayne. Once Dwayne takes them out(Don't forget in GTA IV and TLAD as well as this shooting people doesn't necesiarly mean killing them unless you keep shooting them, shoot at vital places like the head or are using powerful weapons like a sniper rifle. Don't forget Big L said keep casualties down or make none if possible. The only difference in killing them or just shooting them is the after mission dialouge you'll hear from Big L) you run down the steps and run over the money. You'll see that the money only shows up as $7,000 and Dwayne starts curing loudly. The alarm goes off instantly giving you a 2 Star Wanted level. You run out of the shop and into your car and speed off. Once you loose your Wanted Level you head back to Big L's spot for the after mission cutscene.
The cutscene begins and you tell Big L wether you killed any gang members or none. Depending on what you did you'll hearsome different dialouge. Either way Dwayne then tells him that the come up was only $7,000 and that he must have hit the shop at the wrong time. The news then comes on screen talking about a laundry mat shootout and robbery. The news lady then says that the laundry mat was a front for the Jaoming Triad Organization which is the biggest Triad organization in the city. Big L then tells Dwayne they are now in deeper sh*t if anybody could make out who Dwayne was. Dwayne then leaves the apartment and the cutscene ends with Dwayne getting $3,500 out of the $7,000. After the mission Dwayne receives a call from Big L telling Dwayne to spend that money wisely. He tells him to go get wasted or buy some new guns or some new clothes or just sit on it and save it. Dwayne then replies "thanks mom". After that phone call ends Dwayne receives another phone call. The phone call is from a mysterious man with a Chinese accent who tells Dwayne to meet him at the Lan Laundry Mat. Dwayne then ask the man how he got this number and the man replies that the Triads know that the North Holland Hustlers were behind the robbery and that he can surely help Dwayne out. A ? pops up on the map in Chinatown.
Mission 3: Heavenly Run
Contact: Big L Forge
Pre mission event:
Dwayne gets a call from Big L to meet up with him at his hideout apartment over some important "business". You are then tasked with either driving to Big L's, continuing to free roam or do other things, or go do the ? mission strain. For sake of advancement you drive to Big L's apartment.
Inside of Big L's hideout we see Jessica getting dressed to go to work as she works at the hospital and Big L watching tv smoking a cigarette. Dwayne knocks on the door and declares that his brother "let me the f*ck in". When Big L opens the door the 2 siblings give eachother a hug and Jessica comes up to Big L and kisses him and tells him that she'll get off work in a few hours. As Jessica leaves the, Big L closes the door and tells his brother that 1 of their close friends and generals had a problem at the strip club they own, The Triangle Club. Dwayne then goes to the couch to sit down and lights a cigarette up. As Big L is about to describe the situaion he hears a knock at his door and precedes to open it.
Big L opens the door and it's NHH member and general Big Poot. The 2 give eachother hugs and then Poot goes over and daps up Dwayne. Big L then tells both Dwayne and Poot that he needs the duo to go to South Bohan and jack up a street gospel preacher who frequents The Triangle Club and beat up 1 of the strippers the previous night in a drunken rage because she wouldn't "perform" for him. Big L then tells them this is just a straight up ass kicking and that 1 of Rico's boys will be waiting in South Bohan for the duo so he can indentify the man. Dwayne then questions why Rico couldn't handle the situation himself since he manages the club or why he didn't take care of it last night when it occured. Big L then tells his brother stop questioning sh*t and go perform the task. Dwayne and Big Poot then walk out of the apartment and walk to the car you drove to the contact with.
When the gameplay gets back in motion you are given general directions to where the street preacher is located and a route pops up on the map. As you drive Dwayne and Big Poot discuss the recent happenings including the Spanish King shootout, the Chinatown mess up and most recently the Rico situation. Big Poot goes into minor detail about Rico's growing cocaine problem and saying that Rico was too stoned when the preacher beat the girl to do anything about it. As you pull up to the marked spot on the map another mini cutscene begins. As the cutscene begins a young man walks up to the car and precedes to get in the back. As he gets in he daps up Big Poot but he and Dwayne say nothing to eachother. Poot then ask where the preacher is located and he points him out as the camera zooms into a mid aged black man on a corner 2 blocks up the street speaking about the end of the world.
Gameplay ships back in and you are told to get out of the car, go to the trunk and pull out a baseball bat and then walk over to the preacher instead of driving by him so he doesn't get spooked. You, Big Poot and the un named 3rd person then precede to walk towards the preacher. About 1 block away from the preacher he notices the trio and then begins to run. You have to then chase the preacher on foot and not loose him as he goes through apartment buildings and alleyways. Once you catch up to him as he enters a dead end alley you bring out the baseball bat and begin to beat him. After you knock him out another cutscene begins. You are shown beating the mans legs with the baseball bat and him pleading for you to stop. Poot and the 3rd guy catch up and also begin to beat him by kicking his body. Poot then orders Jayvon who is the 3rd guy to go through the preachers pockets and take what ever he has. A policeman who walks past the alley sees the 3 men standing over the unconcious man and he precedes to pull out his gun and tells the 3 men to put their hands up. Out of nowhere the cop is hit in the back of the head with a pistol by Rico knocking him out. Rico then tells the 3 to get in his car. The 4 men pull off leaving the 2 men unconcious in the alley.
The screen fades to black for about 3 seconds until Rico is shown pulling up to Dwayne's safehouse. Rico hands Dwayne a wad of cash and tells Dwayne that they need to talk about some sh*t and that Dwayne needs to call him. Dwayne gets out the car and Rico drives off with Big Poot and Jayvon still in the car as the cutscene ends. You are rewarded with $500 and a big R in Green appears on the map as the contact marker for Rico who is now a new contact for you to do missions for.
More to Come
Edited by Sergi, 21 January 2010 - 05:49 AM.