Just because gang wars sucked in San Andreas, doesn't mean that they couldn't work in V. After all, we are talking about a game that is almost 10 years old.
That's a fair point. The AI has come a decent way since San Andreas, and it possibly could have been much better executed in V--as well as in IV--but it doesn't really fit in the narrative of either title. It made sense in SA, as the whole game was based on just one protagonist and his ties to Grove Street, but in V, with the new 3-protag system, it just wouldn't make sense to focus too much on the gang aspect when only 1 of the 3 is a gang member. I wouldn't have been opposed to it, don't get me wrong, but it's hard to find a place for it in the story when the focus is so broad.
Of course. I'm not a fan of gangbanging, thug life, hood sh*t or whatever you wanna call it. I just wanted to think a way for Franklin to gain more protagonism in the story, rather than just getting an introduction with him and Mike, suddenly being replaced by Trevor to just fade away stand there, watching, being the black guy of the group and doing nothing (like T-Dog from The Walking Dead) for the most part of the story, and just at the end the writers suddenly bring him back to being a protagonist and give him the option of how the ending has to be. Absolutely no f*cking sense.
Since Lamar was all excited with the whole hood sh*t, I thought about why not giving Franklin a full set of missions about that and at the end he has enough and retires from all that sh*t (notice I never implied actual gang wars like in SA, only missions that revolved around that).
I agree Franklin had a good beginning with the first few missions that introduced us to his life but then when Michael comes the focus shifts to him and later to Trevor
When the three do heists together Michael and Trevor's relationship was certainly the focus
Franklin was just there ..listening to them
I expected more from this character
Instead of some real character development he did some useless side missions for the paparazzi and that parachute guy