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What do you think of Niko?
Posted 02 July 2013 - 08:27 AM
Posted 24 August 2013 - 03:21 AM
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Posted 25 August 2013 - 01:19 AM
I like that part about Niko, he was loyal, cynical etc etc etc, but his character did not develop, he basically recycled the same lines over and over in every cutscene, it got boring.
They should have made Roman a rich playboy pushing drugs, with Niko working for him, the Cab business being a cover for it. The story would of been a lot different in some parts, but it would of given the opportunity to have a core relationship that's consistent and develops throughout the game, which is something I liked about TBoGT. I didn't like Luis, but his relationship with Tony was my favourite part of the story, not including Yusuf OFCOURSE, and how though their relationship was stressed (being a business relationship too) Luis stays loyal to him overall, even though he doubted he should.
GTA 4 should of been this. They should have used Niko and Romans relationship as a core dynamic, having it develop and become stressed, giving Niko the chance to develop farther rather than 'ok I will kill this guy because you're paying me $1000'.
Part of my excitement for the GTA5 story is it's involving around these 3 main characters who work together, have their own lives which may affect how they interact with eachother, developing throughout the story. Rather than doing the usual thing of introducing a character then having them killed when they really become quite interesting.
Posted 25 August 2013 - 03:19 AM
Posted 14 September 2013 - 04:54 AM
I thought Niko was class. Eastern European immigrants aren't meant to be flashy and he represented the landscape; gritty. He's a torn individual with a past that's been deeply embedded into his present and future. It was nice to see the change of heart he had towards the end of the game. The death of Kate/Roman highlighted this and his little comment once completing the game summed him up completely.
He wasn't as childish and animated as CJ. I just finished SA again last night and throughout the game I wished CJ would talk less. When SA first came out it was great but on playing again recently CJ felt so 'forced'. Niko was natural. Niko brought a gruesome maturity to GTA. He's not perfect and could possibly have been improved here and there but his overall tone and persona was reflected in the story and in the city itself.
R* got it right with this guy.
Posted 14 September 2013 - 11:32 AM
Posted 14 September 2013 - 12:16 PM
He's the best protagonist after Johnny K for me. no one will top those two.
Posted 14 September 2013 - 09:10 PM
Would have been MUCH better for me if all he spoke was Serbian. Would have reminded me of Claude a bit, as there was always a kind of language barrier between characters since Claude never spoke. Would have been fun to see missions with Ray Boccino, with Niko only speaking Serbian.
Speaking of Serbian, It's made Niko one of my favorite protags seeing that he's of Serbian descent. Lots of my friends are Serbian and it's got a very interesting history. It was nice to see R* notice that and make a protagonist from there.
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