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Poll: Which character do you think we will start with? (679 member(s) have cast votes)

Which character do you think we will start with?

  1. Michael (600 votes [91.60%])

    Percentage of vote: 91.60%

  2. Franklin (43 votes [6.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.56%

  3. Trevor (12 votes [1.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.83%

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#1

Posted 16 July 2013 - 01:26 PM

GTA 5's three main characters won't all be playable from the start.

Rockstar didn't mention who we will play as first.

Source: http://www.jeuxactu....nages-88398.htm

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 01:27 PM

ok

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#3

Posted 16 July 2013 - 01:29 PM

Interesting. Unlike some of the map being off limits from the start, one or two of the characters will be. That's nice because it will take the pressure of having all that choice from the get-go. I'll play as one for a while and get familiar with the character and the characters special abilities. Then, I'll really look forward to moving on to the next one etc.

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 01:30 PM

I bet Michael's the first playable protag.

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 01:33 PM

QUOTE (mirmihir @ Tuesday, Jul 16 2013, 15:30)
I bet Michael's the first playable protag.

You and me both breda.

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 01:34 PM

I can't imagine it would be very long before they're all playable, up until the first heist probably.

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 01:34 PM

Ahh, should take some of the weirdness out of the beginning now, having an intro with all three to possibly play as would be strange.

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 01:37 PM

i can see a new character being introduced as the story develops. like an achievement award sort of thing.

this sort of bring up the question of how the character will be introduced, as theres only one now. i'm sure its Michael.

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 01:37 PM

I must say, I'm a little bit disappointed with this. The first feature I wanted to try out was the character switching. Sure it adds a little bit of pacing to the game, but I don't think it would have been overwhelming for your average GTA player to learn how to use the feature from the get-go. Hopefully it's just a mission or two with each of them individually and we get to control them as early on as possible.


I don't want to wait for the next available character as long as I had to wait for the next area of the map to be available in previous GTA games. Uncovering the map piece by piece was fun and pushed you forward, but I don't think limiting your options in one of the game's most advertised features adds anything to the experience. I hope they pull it off right and it doesn't feel like a chore getting to the next protagonist.

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 01:41 PM

Is that website some giant image or something? I cannot translate it for the life of me because it won't let me highlight a thing.

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#11

Posted 16 July 2013 - 01:42 PM

Well this is going to make people actually play the storyline for a bit, like unlocking islands. I'm guessing they're unlocked quickly, before the first heist.

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 01:44 PM

In my opinion, we'll have all three by the 10th mission or roughly thereabouts. The first set of Michael missions will probably be your typical tutorial missions: learn game mechanics/features in missions where you just spend time with your family.

I really think the second the character is introduced, they'll be playable. I don't see any point in Michael working and hanging out with Trevor for example, and then the game says, "now go and play as Trevor."

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 01:47 PM

I'm fine with this to be honest. Only being able to play as one protagonist at first will allow the player to get to know them - before moving on to the others in sequence. IMO it's better that way due to the fact that this is Rockstar's first title that has more than one protagonist intertwined around a single storyline - so it's probably best to build into it and introduce each of the protagonists slowly one by one instead of having all three protagonists available from the very beginning.

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 01:47 PM

I was really looking forward to playing with Franklin first and just riding through the city.I thought GTA was about freedom.

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 01:48 PM

This is really Interesting to know, I like how Rockstar works

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 01:50 PM

QUOTE (man dragon @ Tuesday, Jul 16 2013, 14:44)
I really think the second the character is introduced, they'll be playable. I don't see any point in Michael working and hanging out with Trevor for example, and then the game says, "now go and play as Trevor."

It'll pretty much be a mission in which you will be forced to change the character, it shouldn't really take long in my opinion, as the three protags is one of the main features in the game and therefore would be silly for it to take a very long time to become unlocked. I can imagine a forced change of character in the mission which will act as a kind of tutorial for the character switching, and after that the obligatory pop-up box in top right saying you can now switch between e.g Michael and Trevor.

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 01:51 PM

QUOTE (oRNoKrazK1ipz @ Tuesday, Jul 16 2013, 13:47)
I was really looking forward to playing with Franklin first and just riding through the city.I thought GTA was about freedom.

Too much freedom at once can spoil the experience, to be honest. That's what made me give up on Saint's Row III very early on. But I still dislike this decision. They should have just given us other things to have to work on and unlock, not the three main protagonists. This means they aren't treating them all equally and one will obviously have an advantage over the others.

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 01:56 PM

QUOTE (Evil.Tim @ Wednesday, Jul 17 2013, 00:51)
QUOTE (oRNoKrazK1ipz @ Tuesday, Jul 16 2013, 13:47)
I was really looking forward to playing with Franklin first and just riding through the city.I thought GTA was about freedom.

Too much freedom at once can spoil the experience, to be honest. That's what made me give up on Saint's Row III very early on. But I still dislike this decision. They should have just given us other things to have to work on and unlock, not the three main protagonists. This means they aren't treating them all equally and one will obviously have an advantage over the others.

There's always a slight possibility we get to choose our first character ourselves... Although I doubt it... But no big deal really. Like mentioned we probably just start as Michael to get the game started and tutorials etc then meet up with Trevor and franklin to prepare for the first heist and its unlocked then.

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 01:59 PM

Oh well, guess we're doing the grand tour in Michael's sports car to start with.

Going to head into Trevor's area first and see if I can spot him.

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 02:00 PM

I wish Trevor second one ,when I can control him the first time,I'll go to the gun shop,buy the hammer I missed for years!

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#21

Posted 16 July 2013 - 02:00 PM

I think it's a great idea personally. It almost compensates for having an open map.

I'd imagine it'll be Michael>Trevor>Franklin.

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 02:01 PM

I like this idea. Since the map is is not closed, make the protags closed.
Btw, if we'll play as Michael first, I'll try to find Trevor and see how they interact with each other tounge.gif

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 02:02 PM

Michael is the central protagonist. We've known this, so it only makes sense to start with him. Anyone who wants to start out with Franklin is probably 12 and just wants SA2.

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 02:03 PM

Meh, I'll just complete whatever missions I need to unlock all of them, then freeroam. Not that big of a deal.

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 02:05 PM

That screws up my plans. I wanted to switch to trevor right away and fly around the whole map.

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 02:18 PM

We'll either start as Mike or Frank since we see them from the start (Repo Mission).

It wouldn't make since to start as Trevor unless we were breaking out of jail.

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 02:32 PM

This was obvious from the beginning.

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 02:34 PM

QUOTE (sibs44 @ Tuesday, Jul 16 2013, 14:02)
Michael is the central protagonist. We've known this, so it only makes sense to start with him. Anyone who wants to start out with Franklin is probably 12 and just wants SA2.

Im quite sure you was referring to me because Im the only one who stated that I wanted to play with Franklin first.First invalid point you made was about the age if I was 12 I would have been 3 when San Andreas released.However your Second point is very accurate GTA V in my opinion is San Andreas 2.Same location,Gangs,Features.Everyone has different things that they like about the game and Franklin is mine.

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 02:37 PM

QUOTE (Miamivicecity @ Tuesday, Jul 16 2013, 14:00)
I think it's a great idea personally. It almost compensates for having an open map.

I'd imagine it'll be Michael>Trevor>Franklin.

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 02:38 PM

QUOTE (TheYeast @ Tuesday, Jul 16 2013, 10:05)
That screws up my plans. I wanted to switch to trevor right away and fly around the whole map.

now youll have to risk getting caught by airport security, trying to hijack a plane with michael.




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