I know the game's only been out for a week, but a lot of you had to be thinking of it already. Now if it were up to you, where would you want to play GTA at? Now when you see the Real World city names like "Chicago" an "Detroit" that is merely referring to the city you would like the developers to model their setting after, like how Vice City is essentially Miami, Los Santos is LA and Liberty City is basically New York. Rockstar would maintain artistic integrity and ingenuity to make the city feel distinct from it's real-life counterpart all the while emulating some of the prominent features, like landmarks, local culture, weather/conditions, overall location relative to other cities etc.
See me, I would choose Chicago. I live in Chicago, and if you haven't lived here, then it's hard to comprehend and appreciate just how huge it actually is, and there is plenty to do here even if it isn't nearly as big as NYC (since people love to make that comparison). But I'd say, if scaled fully, there'd be as much space and stuff to do as they've had in the past couple of GTA titles, certainly from a gameplay stand point.
Think about it! Chinatown anyone, or the various ghettos/barrios? That not your thing, what about going Downtown? You could explore the city, scale or land on the Sears Tower (or it's R* rip off I should say), have car chases through Lower Whacker Drive, shop at the Loop and Navy Pier, play volleyball at Oakstreet Beach, go fishing or boating on Lake Michigan. O'Hare Interational Airport should be home to a lot fun toys to steal and joy ride in. It's also home to the Hawks, Cubs, Sox and the Bears, and the in-game versions could open up doors for sporting events at the stadium or on tv, gambling on the winning team, or even playing fantasy sports! All possible on these next generation consoles I'm sure.
For real though My main reasons are because, firstly, Chicago is unique in a myriad of aspects, instantly recognizable by it's history, culture, skyline, and architecture. It's absolutely massive in its own right and besides, cities like LA and NYC have been done death in a seemingly endless loop of pop culture, from video games to movies, if you haven't noticed by now.
It has the character, it has the diversity, it has the scale, it has the scope, it has the beauty to be the play ground of the next GTA title to be released some years from now. Do you agree? Have a different city in mind? What do you think? Tell me in the comments section.
Edited by Blunt Force Trauma, 25 September 2013 - 06:39 AM.