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Posted 22 January 2018 - 12:55 PM Edited by Algonquin Assassin, 22 January 2018 - 01:02 PM.

Who would it be?

Ive said this before, but Ive always believed Cesar would make a great protagonist.

He already has strong leadership skills so hed be perfect as a leader. I wish we got to see more of him in the story as he kind of just slips in the background after a while.
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Posted 22 January 2018 - 01:06 PM

It is really unimportant.

IF there must be a change, then the usual way. Let the Player "Build" his/her own character.

Why be stuck with a preCreated character. The Game Play will still be the same.


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Posted 22 January 2018 - 02:31 PM

I'd have liked César as a main character in San Andreas or a Hispanic gangster in GTA V but R* always likes to use a Black character in Los Santos and only likes to use a Dominican guy as a Hispanic in East Coast.

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 06:11 PM

It should have been 3 different one's. CJ in Los Santos, Cesar in San Fierro, some new mob guy in Las Venturas.

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 07:43 PM

I say that the storyline should have it where Ryder isn't a traitor and have him tag along with CJ and Cesar once you enter San Fierro. CJ could be the protagonist of LS, Cesar could be the protagonist of SF, and Ryder could be the protagonist of LV. Then when you return to LS, you could play as each one of the players depending on the missions.

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 03:50 AM Edited by Official General, 23 January 2018 - 07:58 AM.

As much as Id be interested to see what it would be like to have played as Cesar being the protagonist, my honest conclusion is that it would not make the story any more exciting or intriguing than it already is now.

Like CJ, Cesar was also a member of a street gang that happened to embroiled in a war with another street gang, so it would be more of the same gang warfare stuff. And even then, the rivalry between the Vagos and the VLA was not really that intense, save the the part where the Vagos took over the VLA-controlled housing projects in El Corona. He had no desire to enter the drug trade either, so links to any kind of Mexican drug cartel that would have made his story interesting could not exist. Other than that, Cesars interests was mainly in cars, namely drag-racing and lowrider competitions. Im fine with CJ being the only protagonist, because there was so much drama in his life that it was warranted. However an SA Stories spin-off featuring Cesar would be fantastic indeed.

I'd have much rather seen a Cesar-styled protagonist in V more than anything else.

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 08:14 AM

I'd have loved to see multiple protags in SA, as it fits perfectly for a game featuring multiple cities. But, CJ feels so damn awesome and cool that its hard to imagine and pick another protagonist either as a replacement, or as an addition. Rockstar has created an almost perfect protagonist in CJ. Still, for the topic's sake, I'd rather prefer someone else over Cesar, which isn't really that interesting to begin with. Don't know why OP likes boring characters so much. Ryder would have been an awesome choice as a partner in crime.

 

I consider CJ and Ryder as a pair simply out of this world.


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 09:02 AM

Don't know why OP likes boring characters so much. .


I ask myself the same question whenever you gush over CJ. Boring, sh*tty characters are your thing apparently.
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Posted 23 January 2018 - 09:15 AM

The reason is that I feel like you picked Cesar without applying much thought to it. Like how Official General gave a detailed response that shows merely having leadership skills isn't enough, but a couple of other things matter, as well. Someone who understands the story well enough would be able to give such an explanation.

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 12:30 PM Edited by Algonquin Assassin, 24 January 2018 - 01:54 AM.

The reason is that I feel like you picked Cesar without applying much thought to it. Like how Official General gave a detailed response that shows merely having leadership skills isn't enough, but a couple of other things matter, as well. Someone who understands the story well enough would be able to give such an explanation.

I'm not asking people to write up detailed explanations. They can if they wish, but it's not a requirement. There's no right or wrong and personally I like Cesar as a character. Maybe the lifestyle he leads is the exact thing that appeals to me. Ever think of that?

And I respect that OG took the time to write up a detailed response because he done in a respectful manner without an attitude problem.

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 01:17 PM

Cesar actually has an interesting perspective. He's got Jose or whoever that guy is, the guy who wants to get some f*cking beers, above him or equal to him in the ranks. He's in a relationship with the sister of a gang leader that's barely on neutral terms (Sweet mentions they're beefing), plus he's got a crazy cousin in the countryside he's still in contact with.

Now that I think about it, Cesar is the perfect Los Santos guy, and probably would have kept the tone the beginning of the game sets throughout, kept things gang related. Flesh out Sunny and Hazer, the backup he has on one of the last missions, and you've got your core characters. Maybe Cesar could have been friends with Claude through Catalina and they race and end up with the pink slip in San Fierro.

Damn it, Cesar was supposed to be the protagonist.
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Posted 23 January 2018 - 01:24 PM

I'm just running the game through my head as Cesar, it would have been so much better. He's a more interesting character who actually feels like he's in the world. If he was flying a jet for Toreno he'd be flipping the f*ck out. Imagine Cesar getting the green goo for truth lol. The conversations would be 10x better.
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Posted 23 January 2018 - 09:51 PM

CJ is a perfect protagonist, I don't know why you want him to be replaced in the game with someone else.

But if R* ever made a spin-off or DLC for the game, I would go with Cesar.
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Posted 24 January 2018 - 09:54 AM Edited by Big_Smiley, 24 January 2018 - 09:59 AM.

I'm just running the game through my head as Cesar, it would have been so much better. He's a more interesting character who actually feels like he's in the world. If he was flying a jet for Toreno he'd be flipping the f*ck out. Imagine Cesar getting the green goo for truth lol. The conversations would be 10x better.

Ceaser was just too grate of an original cholo. Ceaser is what you call a leader. ("Yeah there's Sweet with GSF") But talking about the other side. He also reminded me so much of my older cousin, lol. I thought of this before and i remember even talking to a friend of mine one day we were just hanging out on the Boulevard eating quite long ago. We both like SA as being our favorite in the series just behind IV and it's DLC's along with VC. We mentioned Ceaser probably would have made a better protagonist to put it in some view among the hispanic street gangs in LA in the early 90's. Not only that but Aztecas really dig Lowriding. Another thing of my passion.

SA would have been very different though with the perspective of its missions. Think about it. We would be rolling with Aztecas instead of GSF obviously as it would have been our primary gang to clique up with. And the Vagos would have been one of the primary rivals. Few things in SA would have been different i can imagine. Not only that but if Ceaser was the main character then SA would low-key 100% be related to me comparing with growing up the the ghetto, lolz.


Sh*t is there a mod that replaces CJ with Ceaser?? I kinda want this to happen now, lol.
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Posted 24 January 2018 - 10:24 AM

I think a character with such a set in stone personality like Cesar would ground the game in reality. His gang is also deeply rooted in one area, El Corona. It's got more individuality than Grove Street, you can find families in Temple Drive, Seville, Santa Maria beach. You'd feel that connection with your gang that you felt in TLAD. All you've got is the clubhouse, all Cesar would have is El Corona.

It would have been funny seeing Cesar come face to face with an OG of the Vagos and he turns out to be the guy who OG Loc and CJ chase and kill, the real effeminate dude lol.

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 10:51 AM Edited by Evil empire, 24 January 2018 - 10:52 AM.

Cesar doesn't have any particular advantage or charism, I don't understand why so many persons consider him a good potential main character.

 

A scenario with Ryder as a main character who remains loyal to Grove street would be largely more interesting (at least IMO) because Ryder is very charismatic and funny.

 

Otherwise in a different style and despite his age The Truth would make an excellent main character.

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 10:58 AM

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 11:08 AM Edited by Big_Smiley, 24 January 2018 - 11:09 AM.

Cesar doesn't have any particular advantage or charism, I don't understand why so many persons consider him a good potential main character.
 
A scenario with Ryder as a main character, who remains loyal to Grove street would be largely more interesting (at least IMO) because Ryder is very charismatic and funny.
 
Otherwise in a different style and despite his age The Truth would make an excellent main character.

Lol but if The truth was the main character the entire game would have been different :p Mabye it would still take place in SA but something like earning respect with certain gangs and you could have the ability to hire some gangs to protect your weed plants or some sh*t and you would have certain gangs steal your plants then make porfit on the streets starting out on the ghetto part.

Then the other half could have been focusing on Area 69 and discovering alien technology with hidden secrets and getting chased by the military some type of sh*t like that, lel.


Ryder i can see though. He would make another grate main character imo. Not sure if MC Eight would have wanted to record loads and loads of dialogue though.

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 11:23 AM

I know The Truth has a very different background than the Los Santos homies but he's so great I can't prevent thinking about him as a more important character.

 

Since he's a fictional character it opens many possibilities, it's a matter of imagination.

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Since the TRUTH has become part of the main story I know of the fact that Claude & CJ did some odd stuff in game that got some missions mixed up with the THE LOST MC.
Johnny Kleibitz can replace CJ as protag. with The Truth as his right hand.
This story missions can become the catalyst for a better game without CJ in the main plot.

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Absolutely Cesar. I always wanted a second story detailing Cesars story. He's a cool guy.


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Posted 2 weeks ago

Sweet. What was it like in prison? Did he make friends/enemies? What did the prison staff act like to him?

Besides, I can already imagine if Sweet was the protagonist. What if we could play as CJ only while Sweet was in prison? Then, one of the missions would include CJ and Sweet escaping from prison, and then driving off to Bayside Marina (small town next to Golden Gate), where they would stay low for a while. At this point you would go back to playing as Sweet. After that, they would somehow meet Toreno, who would help keep the cops off their backs for a while. After that they would re-unite some GSF members, and plan a casino robbery. That way they could earn enough cash for the equipment they would need to track and chase down Tenpenny, Big Smoke, and Pulaski (Ryder would have been on GSF's side though). When they would track down Big Smoke, Tenpenny would arive and... the events of 'The End of the Line' would play off.

It would be dope because you would play as two characters at different parts of the story. Also, Sweet was originally supposted to be kept in Alcatraz, but it was removed...




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