|QUOTE (Miamivicecity @ Thursday, Apr 12 2012, 03:37)|
I agree. I mean people say a white man having dealings with gangs in LA is far fetched, but it made perfect sense in SA for a gangbanger to overtake a mob run casino in LV or have any sort of influence?
I dont know, but the vibe I've always got from GTA V's trailer isn't one where the street gang culture is widely present. I know we haven't seen everything yet, but R* typically emphasis the general theme in the first trailer like they always have.
IMO I think heists, car chases and Vinewood will be the main themes in GTA V. I only see street gang culture being a backdrop this time around instead of putting us in the thick of it. It would be interesting playing as middle aged white man in a time where the economy has gone to sh*t.
We were exposed to gangs in SA. I think it's time we saw LA from a different perspective.
I'm not trying to deny that having a gangbanger overtake a mob-run casino in LV was unrealistic. I'm just trying to say that from a storytelling standpoint, R* has evolved from SA. The IV story is considerably deeper and more realistic than any other story in the series. To suggest that R* would suddenly move away from this trend for anything other than a side-story (a la TBoGT) is asinine.
And if the main theme of the game is heists, car chases, and Vinewood, I'll be extremely disappointed. It's highly hypocritical to insinuate that gangs are an overblown aspect of LA culture, and then suggest that the game's story will consist of the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, as that is actually the most over-publicized aspect of LA culture. Other than providing some jobs, Hollywood doesn't affect the life of the average LA resident. However, gangs certainly affect the lives of those living in the ghetto, which sadly enough is a pretty large portion of LA.
Seeing LA from a different perspective would be highly unrealistic, as this is a video game in which the protagonist commits crime and wreaks havoc. Considering that the city's crime legacy is mostly related to gangs and that most of the major crime that persists today is still caused by gangs, the protagonist, Caucasian or Hispanic, has to work with gangs almost exclusively.
And just to clear any confusion, I still think the protagonist is Ned Luke, as the evidence for him being the protagonist is just too overwhelming. I'm just interested to see how they can make interactions between him and the gangs believable.