|QUOTE (CJ killed Ryder @ Wednesday, Apr 25 2012, 10:44)|
|QUOTE (AceRay @ Sunday, Jan 15 2012, 06:31)|
| I don't think Niko could be that stupid.|
Niko is not stupid because he knows that Dimitri will betray him again if he does the deal. That's why he choses revenge.
If it wasn't for the events of "That Special Some One", I think I would agree that "Revenge" would be the only realistic option. However, that episode leaves you with a very strong message that revenge does not pay - which ever option you choose in that mission, which comes very shortly before the choice presented in "One Last Thing".
I've said it before, and I will say it again, the main reason for the Darko plot device, is to give the final choice in the game some meaning. The story is not really about Niko v Darko - that is to do with his past, before you pick up the action as a player. The story of IV is really about Niko v Dimitri. But if you didn't have "That Special Someone", everyone would pick "Revenge". The episode with Darko is designed to make it more of a dilema based on your recent experience - and very cleverly done by R* in my oppinion.
The bottom line is there is no evidence that suggest either choice is cannon. Both can represent a consistent play through. We have discussed the overlaps between the trilogy here:http://www.gtaforums...howtopic=430301
and there is no definitive proof from either TLAD or TBOGT that either "Deal" or "Revenge" must be taken - either can be consistent.
The only way we will know is if a specific reference in V crops up to certain characters in IV, but my personal view is R* will never answer this question to maintain a valid open ended choice for the player. There's been a lot of oppinionate discussion about whether IV characters may return, but my view is that we will not see either Roman or Kate again, or hear about them. Some characters that could come back in theory without disrupting the plot might be Brucie, Little Jacob, or Packie, although the latter would have to remain tight lipped about his family and how they are all doing at the present.
My advice is anyway to players is to save before "One Last Thing" and play through both endings!