So, GTA V in the UK? Sounds bad, right? I'll give you some back-info. Blu-Ray discs can hold 5 times as much data than the discs that Xbox 360 uses. So, if Rockstar do set the next game in London, why not use the PlayStation 3's supeiror storage space to make a nationwide game? A lot of people want London, but quite a lot of UK residents want their hometown, so it wouldn't too much of a hassle to ask for a nationwide game, would it? California (San Andreas) is actually larger than Britain itself, so size wouldn't be a problem for two reasons: Rockstar did this with San Andreas and PS3s have Blu-Ray storage space.
Rockstar already hinted the storage space on the Xbox is too small for their games, and they can't do anything about it apart from dumb it down for the Xbox 360: http://ps3.kombo.com....php?artid=6694
So, we've got the size of the nation sorted, so what should we include.
For all youse preassumptious Yanks or foreigners, here's the best thread in the world to counter all of your agruments against GTA going over the pond: http://www.gtaforums...howtopic=160361
So we've got the arguments sorted. If you wish, complain about London and I'll counter everything for you.
So here's my idea, I will elaborate later if I feel the need to, after all I'm new to gtaforums.com and I really can't be bothered to do anything major yet...
London: GTA shouldn't use real city names in my opinion, but I'll use London for now... So, we've got the West, North, South, and East. Everywhere apart from the centre you get chavs. And lots of them... Chavs stand for Council House Vermin or something like that. Essentially, they are schoolkids clad with Carbrini using any peice of Slang they can make up. Really, the latest slang is beats, which means getting beat up. Anyways, in the Deep West (Southall, Ealing, Hounslow) you get secondary school low-life chavs. In the South you get Jamaicans, in the North you get the Camden Town crazies and the true crime lies up there. The East is home to Cockney chavs, like the ones you see in EastEnders. The Centre is home to historic landmarks that no Londoners care about (but could be a great host for terrorist attacks, like a suicide bomber on the London Eye).
Cardiff: Going to Wales, we've got Cardiff, truly an amazing city. It's extremely modern, but has its fair share of castles as well. Imagine meeting hooligans in the Millenium Stadium or instead of meeting them, shoot the hell out of their heads. This city is for its landscape. Going north to Tongwynlias and driving off the castle, or base jumping off the Millenium Plaza skyscrapers? Your call. Pretty versatile, so a handy location.
Edinburgh: It's a hilly city, so a lot of action here coupled with scenery. The Scottish accent isn't as abundant here as it is in the other towns, but you still get the ocassional ginger laddie telling you to hoot off. Scotland is known for its Labour parties, so gangs are heavily revolved around trying to dominate the area with their ethics and standards, so you're immediately in a conflict between the Scottish gangs.
Manchestpool: So it's Northwest. It's based off Manchester, but has Scouse accents too and the seaside. It serves as the direct route to Belfast and discreetly references Liverpool, although most American players would just think it's some weird-ass accent in this city. Has two football stadiums, and most missions revolve around you assassinating club chairmen or sabotage a match, or maybe even blowing up a stadium.
Newcastle: So it's just pure Geordie candy. Make fun of everything you go along in this small seaside town. You've got a lot of Geordie gangs here battling for turf. Essentially a side-order, nothing really affects the character but a good place for scenery and background information.
Glasgodeen: It's a heavier Scottish accent here, and to the north are the Highlands. There's a lot of action and adventure here, and oppurtunity for some epic characters here a la Captain MacMillan. The cities itself are pretty dense and full of diversity.
You start off in the year 2001, 16 years old, and you're the typical, smart kid thrown into the world of chavs. You pass secondary school in West London, but you don't get any GSCEs or anything, and your life is heading for the worst. You decide crime is the way forward, so you bike around the town (a little like San Andreas), but get a driving licence (possibly a mini-game) and then go Grand Theft Auto! You get in a deal with some Yardies down South and start inflitrating warehouses and crap, a little like the Faustin to Manny transition in IV.
2005, 20 years old, and you're stuck up in Camden Town dealing with punks and maddos. Crime life up there is horrid, I know myself, so you've gone a lot more brutal. People are after you because you killed a gang leader in Camden who controlled the drug market (no wonder everybody in Camden is crazy), so you evacuate to Cardiff. You're more in control of your life than a gang leader was, and you meet your old friend from school. You start making your own decisions.
It's 2013 and London is back with a new skyline. Bishopsgate Tower and the Shard (google them); London changed and it's opened a door for you. This is where the "Lock & Stock" Guy Ritchie action starts. This time you're dealing with real bosses, you become a hired gun and forget your past.
Edited by Tigernose, 14 March 2010 - 02:17 AM.