@ TedBundyPonyTail - You misunderstood me. I was talking about focusing more on the relationship between the two Cousins, and not sidelining Roman.
Let me explain..
Have you seen this movie Rumble in the Bronx? The plot of GTA IV is similar
to the movie except that Jackie Chan has neither a stupid past to avenge his dead soldiers, nor searching for any "special someone".
Niko didn't have to do any missions for others but continue working for only one boss ( main protagonist ) - Roman!
But here, all I needed was one good guy. One good guy, I could do well. Not take over the world, but do okay.
Instead of "running around with the wrong kind" Niko should have used his skills to force others out of business and take it over for Roman. It also fits perfectly with the Deal ending where Roman asks Niko to go for the money and deal with Dimitri. The entire game should have been about Niko working to make his cousin's life better ( without the gambling aspect being used as a shortcut for Roman winning a lot of money ), only to make it more riskier with every challenging take over.
In short ( similar to the movie ) : "A young man ( like Niko ) visiting and helping his uncle ( like Roman ) in New York City finds himself forced to fight a street gang and the mob with his martial art skills"
The effect of the combination of two immigrants - smart, optimist and funny Roman with the angry, foolish, and pessimist Niko - is what the whole game should have been all about!
Of course, the story needs to be rewritten accordingly with certain changes to the current plot, and hence the topic. This would also mean no EFLC, but the only multiple protagonists - The Cousin's Bellic!
Keep crying about gta 4 in every single post you make.
Wait, are you telling me to keep talking about GTA 4 in every post I make, or .. ? You can't even write a sentence properly, and you order me to stop posting? Nonsense.
What about all the constant bitching and moaning about GTA V? If its fine for GTA V then what makes IV fanboys like you to start attacking when someone has an opinion about GTA IV?