All your arguments are based on either:
1. That's your opinion (which it's not...
Its not, then, what it is? A fact. If that's the case, then don't be surprised if I start calling my opinions as facts.
.. take note of any sort of well written piece and you'll find that GTA:SA's plot is contrived)
Why don't you post it here, and share with the community those well written pieces, instead of simply mentioning about their existence with no evidence.
Its still their opinions. I can share a lot of well written pieces about other GTA stories, too.
In fact, I don't find that many articles that criticise SA's story so strongly, compared to IV or V's story, and even VC.
2. That's because the developers intended...
Obviously. That's the truth.
I highly doubt you were involved in the development of San Andreas so please don't tell me what the writers intended unless you can prove to me you were credited for being a writer on this game.
Like I said, that's for you to figure out. How you interpret the story may not be the same the way I understand about it. I didn't say that the developers intend to show something in a specific way, but I do understand the reasons behind majority of the story events, and why the developers chose to present something in a manner that actually made sense to me.
Imagine if GTA IV started out the way it did but all of a sudden Nike decided to become a, lets say investment banker and the rest of the game was Niko investing in the stock market up until someone says "Hey Niko we know where Dimitri is!" then Niko goes and kills him.
Not interested in imagining anything about Niko's boring, botched up, mess of a story. Better give an example of a story that actually is well written and makes SENSE.
This has never been about race and the fact you need a straw man that absurd to counter my arguments is honestly pathetic
Well, you said how Kendl, let alone CJ can do business without giving a proper explanation other than Sweet's comments, as if you seem to imply that black characters can't do business.
Cool, then, if that's not what you meant!!!
My argument is based solely of in-game information. Sweet protected Kendl for the 5 years of CJ's absence and probably before that, Sweet is a source of information I'd trust regarding Kendl his sister and I find it hard to believe that she had any level of higher education if she was relying on Sweet. If she wasn't relying on Sweet, why stay in Grove Street at all? It's pretty clear she wants to leave.
That still doesn't explain why you thought that Kendl can't handle business, specifically, property business?
Kendl definitely understands how the Grove Street gangs function and run their illegal business. So, she has the knowledge, if not necessarily, having a degree or something. All Kendl is saying is to invest the money in property, by starting out with the garage in SF. What's so hard to understand here? It's not some rocket science that you need a degree to identify good properties to invest. I know many people in realife who are working as agents or brokers cfor reputed real estate consultants without any degree. They have very good knowledge and sense about the market rates, potential for the property to attract development projects, street smartness that is required to understand the consumers demand. All these things are not taught in schools or colleges, but you have to practically work on ground. She is the one who forces CJ to come out of the hood mentality and think big. It clearly implies that she has her own life and goals different from what Sweet might have expected from her, and even CJ.
It is definitely a matter of inconsistency, you don't incorporate plot elements only to completely abandon them or only bring them back toward the end.
No, it is not a matter of inconsistency. Abandon, in what sense? There's a proper thought applied to all those events. You don't understand, or don't think that it's proper, or something else, then it's your own personal criticism. I don't agree with your assessment. Simple as that.
And yes, things do happen for the sake of the plot.
Take Cesar for example.
No. Talk about Stephen King for example. What happened? Did you ask him?