|QUOTE (Official General @ Monday, Apr 30 2012, 13:44)|
When did I ever say anything about GTA V featuring a young guy protagonist rising through the ranks ? Read my post again, and this time very carefully. I was talking about how interesting to would be to see the character development of a younger protagonist unfold as the player progressed further through the game. Whether that means a younger guy rising through the ranks is open to question, it does not necessarily have to be that, it could another kind of storyline, I did not exactly specify which one. You jumped the gun on that one bro.
I can definitely give examples of that scenario I talk about. I have seen many movies play it out, but i won't name all of them. Heat, Godfather 3, Carlito's Way, Leon, Unforgiven, - these are all movies where the main character is an ageing, middle-aged gangster/criminal/assassin and they all either wanna do one last great job before they retire or they come out of retirement one last time for some major revenge or vendetta to carry out.
In any event, how many young guy-rises-through-the-ranks story has been done in GTA ? Not many, you can say that the one real story like that was CJ's in San Andreas, as he was in his early or mid 20s. Tommy was not exactly young, even though he rose through the ranks of Vice City's underworld, Luis was on the younger side, but he did not start off poor in the Ballad of gay Tony, he starts off already living well. The clearly young-looking Claude in GTA III did not really rise through any ranks, he just made a little name for himself during his quest for revenge against Catalina.
You didn't need to say it, I was simply making the connection to the young protagonist archetype as you did for the old one. When you have a young protagonist, you're pretty much guaranteed he will be rising through the ranks and/or making a name for himself, especially considering this is a GTA game. That's not to say if the old guy was the protagonist that he wouldn't also be making a name for himself, but that's what I want them to avoid, maybe he already he's already well known and respected. A new approach to the series is exactly why I want him, and the young story simply doesn't interest me, as the old one doesn't interest you.
And I was just breaking your balls about the movie thing, since you gave a very specific scenario, to which a few of the movies you listed don't really follow.
All I really need to say is CJ. That's 1 young guy over the 0 old guy stories. And we can argue over how many times the story has been done before in the media, but as far as I'm concerned all that matters is what's been done in GTA.