1. Show more of Tanisha. Why even introduce Tanisha, Rockstar, if you are literally going to do nothing with her? You hear her name every now and then but it never really amounts to anything. I believe you can call her maybe twice throughout the whole game? And you see her in Lamar Down. That's it....why???? Why not show more of her????
I agree with this. Tanisha was a powerful character, and I think more of her would definitely be better.
2. Change Stretch Limo. Stretch Limo should have been dealt with waaaayyyyy before F even left the hood. He betrays Lamar and F and they chase him down and find out where he's hiding and kill him. Or at the very least, after they deal with D's ambush, F, T and Lamar go and kill Stretch. But why introduce him and have him not show up again until the f*cking end of the game? What sh*t is this?
I never minded Stretch being one of the guys you kill at the end. I know people in this forum complain about him, but I believe there is a reason why the Gold award for that mission requires a melee attack. Because I think Rockstar just put him in there as a loose end to tie up, not as a serious antagonist. I think a lot of people are getting annoyed that he was "in the final mission!" as if this means anything more than that just happens to be when Franklin decided it was time to off the guy. I know that some people here really want all three antagonists in the end to be this epic battle, but you know what? Chen was, I really liked him as an antagonist, and so was Weston. So while you aren't wrong, and I certainly wouldn't object to Stretch taking a dirt nap earlier in the game, I don't find it to be intrusive or obnoxious that he was left till the end. On the other hand, it wouldn't have hurt the story any if Franklin just dispatched him earlier in the story. So it isn't like I am completely disagreeing with you here. I just don't care all that much about it one way or the other.
3. Make Martin the main antagonist. Martin had so much potential but they turned him into a bitch just for the sh*ts and giggles. There was so much they could have made him do. After M pays him back, maybe he calls M (or ambushes him and F) a little ways down the road and makes them work for him. Once Trevor gets on board with them with Martin, maybe tension strikes between the two. Trevor doesn't like the douche but knows he's too powerful to mess with. Maybe there's a job later on and T decides anyway to try to rob him or pull something or not follow directions to the T. So Martin puts the hit on him. Then T steals his wife, M and T try to fix things between them and Martin. Maybe they even meet up to do a deal. Anything besides the stupid sh*t they put Martin through in the main story.
I love the way Medrazo was handled. I love the way Trevor basically turned him into his bitch!
4. Give F more to do. Why does Franklin's story, besides a few missions, basically come to a halt after he gets the mansion?
I am of the belief that "more is better!" when talking about a game I love. So while I don't agree with you that Franklin comes to a halt, I would totally support more missions. I would say the same about all the CJ, Tommy, and Claude, though, as well as Michael and Trevor. More is definitely better in cases like this. Not that I am dissatisfied with Franklin's missions or story-time.
5. Either give closure on the whole M and T situation or end it early. Literally, half of the game is just T bickering at M for abandoning him and Brad and his betrayal and sh*t. It got old really f*cking quick. A/B and C ending don't really give any closure to this either. One second, M and T are chill and laughing and having a good time, next minute, they're pointing weapons at each other. There's nothing wrong with M wanting to avoid talking to T about the whole situation but for T, after grieving for years, to go help TRACEY after finding Michael, his "dead" best friend was so f*cking stupid. Bury the Hatchet had potential too but that was f*cking ruined by that Asian gang.
I have to disagree with you about this. I like the way that a majo driving force in the entire story was Michael and Trevor at each other's throats. I LOVE Bury the Hatchet, and also found it oddly (psychotically) touching when Trevor basically comes to Michael's rescue in The Wrap Up.