Okay, before we get anything started...Mods if you feel this thread is not needed, please lock it.
Anyways, I know this has been discussed to death, but more and more info is nearing and I decided to make this thread to clear some heads and somethings. Gangs have always been in GTA since GTA 1. But before we talk about how gangs should act, lets talk about which certain gangs SHOULD appear and how many gangs should be in V.
R has always to a certain point been realistic about gangs in their games. In IV they were SPOT ON with real life gangs in NYC, which were in IV. They done everything correctly with how gangs in NYC looked and acted. GTA IV had a total of(Not including TBOGT/TLAD exclusive gangs) 13 gangs/criminal organizations! And not all of them played a central role in the story-line..Now California is the gang capitol of North America, so I am expecting to see a lot of gangs and them being diverse.
If IV had a total of 13 gangs and not all of them had a big role, than I suspect V to have a decent amount. One example of a gang not playing a role in IV was the Spanish Lords who were based of the Latin Kings. They had next to no role in the GTA IV story-line, yet they appeared in every borough in Liberty City, they were EVERYWHERE! Heck the real life Latin Kings aren't even that strong in NYC, their stronger and more influential in Chicago...
Gangs that have been confirmed so far are:
Armenian gang(The Dealership that Frank works for is owned by Armenian gangsters).
Korean Mob(based off voice actor confirmed to play Korean gangster.)
Now all we need are:
Aryan brotherhood type gang(they are big in Cali and they are a lot of white supremacist gangs in Cali)
Russian mafia(pretty influenced in LA)
Asian Street gangs(something like the Wah Ching, Asian Boyz or Little Rascals)
Now hear are the number of gangs that should be in the game.
1.There should be just two black streets gangs.
2.There should be two Hispanic street gangs or three.
3.One major and big Mexican drug cartel in the desert area.
4.2 rival biker gangs. The Angels of Death SHOULD make a return. Since V is in the same universe as IV and A.O.D are based of the Hells Angels and the Hells Angels originate from SoCal.
5.One Armenian mafia gang.
6.One Chinese triad gang.
7.One Korean mob in little Seoul.
8.One white supremacist gang in the country side/desert.
9.One Russian mafia.
Now this is actually around the same number of gangs that IV had in LC, but a little LESS! Also the map is said to big..Way bigger than IV map, so we should be seeing these gangs. I think my list of gangs/criminal organizations is almost as accurate to LA's real life gangs.
Now on to how gangs should act...Now even though I said R was spot on with gangs in IV. They didn't necessarily make them intimidating or "scary". In the past GTA games gangs would give the player trouble..Remember the Leones, Colombian cartels, Haitians, Triads or Ballas? Yeah...And gang neighborhoods in IV didn't exactly feel dangerous. Now gangs in LA are more hardcore than NYC gangs, hence LA being gang capitol.
When I walk in a hood, I want to feel threatened. Now R introduced us a "flipping people off" feature which is giving the finger to someone. And I think an article mentioned doing that to a biker gang and it caused trouble. Maybe we should do that to gangs and gangs will obviously see that as disrespect and they'll attack the player.
I believe that will be a good feature. I think gangs in the hood should be more hardcore and dangerous than lets say the more "organized gangs" in the game.
Well that's all guys. I want to hear your opinion.