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Posted 23 February 2014 - 01:35 AM

Having spent time on the forums (especially DrunkenCowboys' award winning topic), one of the main complaints people have are the characters don't seem to be totally fleshed out. Case in point would be Trevor, who seems to have bouts of sanity mixed in with his psychosis. What if, then, the DLC is set as a prologue? What if the DLC shows three separate points in the lives of the protagonists, like with Michael set just before the the first mission, detailing why he sold out Trevor and Brad, Trevor between 2004 and 2013, and Franklin as a banger before he decides to distance himself from his old life?  

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 01:38 AM

That would be cool though :)

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 02:35 AM Edited by mr. libs, 23 February 2014 - 02:36 AM.

Franklin needs to wise up and return himself to the streets where his life will always be in danger every day on a regular basis it beats sitting round in a big ass house with little to do, be better to hangout with L. and shoot at cops and all sorts of hooligans for a living.

 

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 03:24 AM

Would make sense, considering that with the three separate endings, Rockstar might have trouble having a well-rounded downloadable story following the main story.


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Posted 23 February 2014 - 05:11 AM

I fart in yours too, Sir and approve of this thread.

Thanks! I didn't see any topics quite like this, and I thought it might make people think.


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Posted 23 February 2014 - 05:39 AM

Mentioned! *Casually flexes muscles*

We're heard several things from Rockstar. I've heard from one dev that the DLC will talk about Trevor's air force days and his Oedipal complex or what-have-you, but the more common thing I hear is what happens after ending C will be the topic of the next DLC.

I'm definitely done with Los Santos, and frankly, after that pathetic excuse for an ending (and totally ignoring the A and B non-canons), I really got no idea where the f*ck they would go from there. The snowy Fargo-esc Midwest hellhole would definitely be a cool change from standard GTA. If they could make any feeble attempt to bring justice and explanation to a character like Trevor, I encourage R* to do so.


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Posted 23 February 2014 - 05:41 AM

That would be Cool.
I would love to see What everyone looked like 9 or 10 years ago.

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 06:11 AM

I kind of doubt it. For a game like GTA, having some things set in the past just wouldn't work. With GTA IV and RDR the Story DLC didn't stray too far from the setting. I just can't see a prequel happening. Rockstar even said the Story DLC will continue the adventures of Trevor, Michael, and Franklin. They didn't give us a whole lot, but they're not saying it's going to add to their story, or give more content, or anything. They blatantly stated it will continue their stories.

 

Point that I prefer C over the other two endings and strongly believe it was the original and first ending Rockstar came up with aside, I don't see why so many people are up in arms and hate the idea of "being told they were wrong" if they picked A or B. Plenty of games do that kind of thing all the time. And last time I checked, GTA wasn't like Heavy Rain, The Walking Dead, or even Fallout where there is no standard plotline and it all depends on your choices.


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Posted 23 February 2014 - 10:51 AM

I kind of doubt it. For a game like GTA, having some things set in the past just wouldn't work. With GTA IV and RDR the Story DLC didn't stray too far from the setting. I just can't see a prequel happening. Rockstar even said the Story DLC will continue the adventures of Trevor, Michael, and Franklin. They didn't give us a whole lot, but they're not saying it's going to add to their story, or give more content, or anything. They blatantly stated it will continue their stories.

 

Point that I prefer C over the other two endings and strongly believe it was the original and first ending Rockstar came up with aside, I don't see why so many people are up in arms and hate the idea of "being told they were wrong" if they picked A or B. Plenty of games do that kind of thing all the time. And last time I checked, GTA wasn't like Heavy Rain, The Walking Dead, or even Fallout where there is no standard plotline and it all depends on your choices.

You make some good points. However, I don't see any feasible way for Rockstar to make interesting DLC while continuing the story after the game. Prequel DLC sounds much more interesting, and if executed properly, could augment the actual story by giving added depth and perspective into the characters. I suppose, though, the COULD make more than one story DLC pack (though much of the focus seems to be on Online). I think, though, an argument can be made that a prologue could continue their stories and adventures, but I'll have to flesh out that reasoning when I'm less sleep-deprived.


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Posted 23 February 2014 - 11:03 AM

Mentioned! *Casually flexes muscles*

We're heard several things from Rockstar. I've heard from one dev that the DLC will talk about Trevor's air force days and his Oedipal complex or what-have-you, but the more common thing I hear is what happens after ending C will be the topic of the next DLC.

 

This is my hunch. If it is before V the three characters can't interact as they haven't met yet, which would detract from the main sp innovation. If it is during V (extra missions) then it will not have a proper ending of its own. I'm going to say it for the tenth time - Don Percival will have an agenda to force them out of retirement post ending C.

 

Seriously though man, let go of your hatred for Trevor. He wasn't really Johnny's killer for me, it was Ashley and the meth that led to his death. Trevor just happened to be the weapon.

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 11:09 AM

I would go for a Prequel storyline for the Trios but unfortunately Rockstar said it would be continuing so it a sequel DLCs (Expansions).

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 11:52 AM

I would go for a Prequel storyline for the Trios but unfortunately Rockstar said it would be continuing so it a sequel DLCs (Expansions).

Doesn't AC IV continue the Kenway family saga even though it was set BEFORE the events of AC III? I think it isn't out of the realm of possibility that they expand the stories backwards; again, to give that extra depth and complexity to the main story and its characters. It's also possible that the DLC could go about character switching differently than the main game. 


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Posted 23 February 2014 - 12:05 PM

That isn't possible.

 

R* said that the DLC would be set in SOUTHERN LS and wold CONTINUE the adventures of Michael, Trevor and Franklin.

 

If it WAS a prologue, then it would have to be set in North Yankton, not Southern LS. The three characters' stories wouldn't continue, as well.


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Posted 23 February 2014 - 12:12 PM Edited by Blood-Is-in-Diamond, 23 February 2014 - 12:22 PM.


I would go for a Prequel storyline for the Trios but unfortunately Rockstar said it would be continuing so it a sequel DLCs (Expansions).

Doesn't AC IV continue the Kenway family saga even though it was set BEFORE the events of AC III? I think it isn't out of the realm of possibility that they expand the stories backwards; again, to give that extra depth and complexity to the main story and its characters. It's also possible that the DLC could go about character switching differently than the main game. 
Yeah idk,maybe but GTA since 1997 has all been Stand-alone Games (Prequel or Sequel,Main Game,Spin-offs or Expansions) all the 15 GTAs have all been Stand-alones including the Expansions.But if it was a Direct- Sequel DLCs then V would the first game in the series to do that.btw i havent played any of the AC games except for AC2.

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Yeah but that were the Possibilities of the Multiple Protagonists System comes in,it could be revamped (Overhaul) to tell 3 separate Storyline Themes unlike the Heists Theme of the Maingame.For example Franklin's new storyline could be a prequel revolving around Gangs,Trevor's could be about when he just arrived in Southern San Andreas from North -Yankton while Michael's could then be after when Trevor died or when he was abducted by the Aliens.Tbh that why the 3 Protags System is one of the best thing GTA introduced to the Genre since III's Revolutionary release in 2001.

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 12:30 PM

It could definitely be a prologue. I think people are being too literal. They don't need to be talking about continuing the story according to the game's fictional timeline. They never say anything about continuing the story. When they release anything story related in GTA V, it will be continuing Michael, Franklin and Trevor's action, mayhem and unexpected adventures, because that's what we do in the game. 

 

It's also possible it will be set after the game ends. A or B only kills off one character, so maybe R* developed DLC that can work with whatever ending you chose. 

 

 

 

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 12:31 PM

Don't see any possibilities for A Prologue. As a player, I'd be fine if they allow us to seek more answers about some of the current story events, ending or the least, after story stuff with more missions to take part or capture the possibilities of the game world, like something to make use of casino, mall shootout, more heists, gang stuff, anything that brings more interesting stuff to do than some boring past story orientated dlc.

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 03:53 PM

Mentioned! *Casually flexes muscles*

We're heard several things from Rockstar. I've heard from one dev that the DLC will talk about Trevor's air force days and his Oedipal complex or what-have-you, but the more common thing I hear is what happens after ending C will be the topic of the next DLC.

I'm definitely done with Los Santos, and frankly, after that pathetic excuse for an ending (and totally ignoring the A and B non-canons), I really got no idea where the f*ck they would go from there. The snowy Fargo-esc Midwest hellhole would definitely be a cool change from standard GTA. If they could make any feeble attempt to bring justice and explanation to a character like Trevor, I encourage R* to do so.

wait what do you mean air force days

 

so the dev said it the dlc will only be trevor 


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Posted 23 February 2014 - 04:17 PM

Its gonna be a prequel about Johnny Klebitz. His special will be when he injects meth. sh*t will be crazyy.

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 04:44 PM

its ceretently going to be post c ending..

 

and as someone alrady said it seems like their setting up don percival beign kicked out of the states to get revnege

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 06:10 PM

anyone


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Posted 23 February 2014 - 06:26 PM Edited by cp1dell, 23 February 2014 - 06:28 PM.

 

I kind of doubt it. For a game like GTA, having some things set in the past just wouldn't work. With GTA IV and RDR the Story DLC didn't stray too far from the setting. I just can't see a prequel happening. Rockstar even said the Story DLC will continue the adventures of Trevor, Michael, and Franklin. They didn't give us a whole lot, but they're not saying it's going to add to their story, or give more content, or anything. They blatantly stated it will continue their stories.

 

Point that I prefer C over the other two endings and strongly believe it was the original and first ending Rockstar came up with aside, I don't see why so many people are up in arms and hate the idea of "being told they were wrong" if they picked A or B. Plenty of games do that kind of thing all the time. And last time I checked, GTA wasn't like Heavy Rain, The Walking Dead, or even Fallout where there is no standard plotline and it all depends on your choices.

You make some good points. However, I don't see any feasible way for Rockstar to make interesting DLC while continuing the story after the game. Prequel DLC sounds much more interesting, and if executed properly, could augment the actual story by giving added depth and perspective into the characters. I suppose, though, the COULD make more than one story DLC pack (though much of the focus seems to be on Online). I think, though, an argument can be made that a prologue could continue their stories and adventures, but I'll have to flesh out that reasoning when I'm less sleep-deprived.

 

I would prefer a prequel DLC to flesh out the characters, but I just don't see how it would work. You can't have all their stories (prequels) happening at different times. Switching between them would be very odd and just confusing. Setting it back the same amount of time for all of them wouldn't work considering they all weren't active during each other's active years:

 

You can't go a couple years back where Franklin is still old enough to play as, but still doing gang stuff. Trevor at the time was doing the same stuff he was doing in the story, and Michael is just sitting around watching old movies.

 

You can't go about ten years back to when Michael is robbing banks. Franklin at the time would be too young to play as.

 

You can't go back more than ten years before Trevor met Michael, and was trying to join the military. Franklin would be way too young.

 

Rockstar is going to create a DLC that you can still use all three characters seamlessly, and whether or not it's going to add to Single Player or work as a separate game (EFLC, Undead Nightmare) is still a mystery. It would either have to be set during the main story - but that's already out of the question since the main story is really all that the three of them were doing, set after the main story (but people love to complain about how Rockstar would be assholes to go off of one ending [wtf?]), or a sort of What-If story like Undead Nightmare that isn't canon whatsoever.

 

EDIT: @BlackNoise

 

Still, it says it will continue their adventures in Southern San Andreas(Los Santos). Sure that works for Franklin, and maybe Trevor, but not for Michael. All their potential prologue stories happened at different points in time.


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Posted 23 February 2014 - 06:33 PM

I think it has to continue where the story left off from ending C. What happened to Madrazo? That f*cker needs revenge.


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Posted 23 February 2014 - 06:39 PM

I think it has to continue where the story left off from ending C. What happened to Madrazo? That f*cker needs revenge.

 

They fed Madrazo's manhood to Trevor to showcase how much of a sick twisted psychotic man he really is (they felt they didn't make it clear enough before). 

I'm not speaking literally of course, (or am I?) but I don't think Madrazo will become a problem.


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Posted 23 February 2014 - 07:50 PM

There's no payoff to a prologue. The ending would just be the beginning of the main campaign. It just doesn't make sense to me. 


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Posted 23 February 2014 - 07:54 PM

I think they're gonna be forced into the game again, I don't think they could voluntarily start again since after the story Los Santos feels a bit, like warn out. 


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Posted 23 February 2014 - 08:19 PM

its gonna take place after c ending... like 99..999 percent sure

 

their going to be forced to reunite again


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Posted 23 February 2014 - 08:21 PM

its gonna take place after c ending... like 99..999 percent sure

 

their going to be forced to reunite again

*They're. Either way, you've made your position abundantly clear. No need to reiterate more than three times.


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Posted 23 February 2014 - 08:53 PM

don percival villian


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Posted 23 February 2014 - 11:44 PM

I think they're gonna be forced into the game again, I don't think they could voluntarily start again since after the story Los Santos feels a bit, like warn out. 

Yeah, this is really the only thing I can see happening. The crappy economy was supposed to be a big theme in V, but they never really touched upon it in the main story. Perfect story for the DLC putting the three into a financial crisis. More heists is what people want anyways.


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Posted 24 February 2014 - 07:08 PM

 

I think they're gonna be forced into the game again, I don't think they could voluntarily start again since after the story Los Santos feels a bit, like warn out. 

Yeah, this is really the only thing I can see happening. The crappy economy was supposed to be a big theme in V, but they never really touched upon it in the main story. Perfect story for the DLC putting the three into a financial crisis. More heists is what people want anyways.

 

With heists coming to GTA Online, wouldn't you think people's appetites would be satiated to the point that Rockstar could focus on the story aspect?





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