Posted 27 July 2013 - 10:03 PM
Edited by Ziggy455, 27 July 2013 - 10:11 PM.
I had to throw in my two cents here. When considering each GTA over the last decade, it becomes apparent that Rockstar used many motifs, nods, and thematic gripes in their plots. GTA Vice City was obviously a nod to Scarface. GTA: SA was obviously more of a nod to the films of Menace II society and Boyz in the Hood. This has been clear but when it came to GTA IV, I never really saw any cultural references. Although it's clear in most crime games that they take many ideas from similar things. Kane and Lynch? Obviously a reference to Heat in many ways etc etc. Now when I look at GTA V I don't see any clear kind of way that Breaking Bad is put into it? There's several characters; Michael, Trevor, and Franklin.
They do NOT, in ANY way share any kind of similarity to Walt or Jesse. Franklin is a young street thug trying to go straight, while Michael is a rich, miserable man who loves carnage and chaos. Okay, we can see a little bit of Walt in that; the addiction to chaos and destruction blah blah f*ckity blah, but how can that constitute an entire character? It's like 90% of crime-related fiction. One thing borrows another. But can I see a real definitive line between BB and V? No. No I cannot. In my opinion, they're worlds apart if all we have to go on is 'similar' relationships and the fact that drugs are a possibility within the game. From this point, it's like saying that GTA V shows a relation to Money Never Sleeps because we're corrupt bastards putting our money in stocks. Or there's a link to From Dusk Til' Dawn because one of the characters is a violent serial killer. I feel like we're grasping at straws with it.
Don't get me wrong. I like Breaking Bad; but seriously, fanboys, stop trying to find a relation. Just enjoy the game for what it is and enjoy the show for what it is.
EDIT: Nobody is saying there's not going to be references to the show. I believe there will be, but seriously, not to the amount people believe.