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Posted 3 weeks ago

 

I say yes because not everybody is going to like the story of 1 character so it's good to have other options who are different from one another. I'd actually like to see 4 this time around with a female being one of them. 

 

If anything Rockstar could make it so playing as one of the characters only is an option if the player isn't interested in switching back and forth between the other characters. 

Funny,no one complained since the birth of GTA about the protagonist thing until V came out,it feels messy and you don't really get attached to any one of them,unlike previous GTA's,you can actually have that link with the protagonist,hope that changes with VI.

 

You mean you don't I had no trouble taking a liking to the characters I took a liking too (not Trevor). So again I say it should be optional for players like you to make the story mode focus on one character if that's the way you want to play the game. 

 

This way you can go back and play the story all over again later as the others  and experience their path.


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Posted 3 weeks ago

After 5 years on GTA5 and Online,  PS3 & PS4, i'm not even thinking about GTA6........ I am going to be glad of a break from the GTA series and enjoy Red Dead Redemption again.  counting the days for RDR2 release.

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I say yes because not everybody is going to like the story of 1 character so it's good to have other options who are different from one another. I'd actually like to see 4 this time around with a female being one of them. 
 
If anything Rockstar could make it so playing as one of the characters only is an option if the player isn't interested in switching back and forth between the other characters.

Funny,no one complained since the birth of GTA about the protagonist thing until V came out,it feels messy and you don't really get attached to any one of them,unlike previous GTA's,you can actually have that link with the protagonist,hope that changes with VI.
You mean you don't I had no trouble taking a liking to the characters I took a liking too (not Trevor). So again I say it should be optional for players like you to make the story mode focus on one character if that's the way you want to play the game. 
 
This way you can go back and play the story all over again later as the others  and experience their path.

I like this idea. If the player wants it should play all from one perspective for the entire game. It would be an interesting concept to play one character in a mission strand, say a drug deal, seeing you buy the drugs but it going wrong in one perspective, but in another perspective you find out that some other character is paying the price for it, so he does mission strands that end up affecting the other playthrough.
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Posted 3 weeks ago Edited by VictorVance1239, 3 weeks ago.

 

I say yes because not everybody is going to like the story of 1 character so it's good to have other options who are different from one another. I'd actually like to see 4 this time around with a female being one of them. 

 

If anything Rockstar could make it so playing as one of the characters only is an option if the player isn't interested in switching back and forth between the other characters. 

Funny,no one complained since the birth of GTA about the protagonist thing until V came out,it feels messy and you don't really get attached to any one of them,unlike previous GTA's,you can actually have that link with the protagonist,hope that changes with VI.

 

I've seen plenty of people say they didn't like CJ's character or even Nikos throughout the years. Just don't see it being a good idea taking a step back by having only 1 character so it's best for Rockstar to do something along the lines of what I suggested in the second paragraph if anything at all. 

 

Then you'll be able to play the way you like while the ones that liked V's style can do theirs.


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Posted 3 weeks ago

 

 

I say yes because not everybody is going to like the story of 1 character so it's good to have other options who are different from one another. I'd actually like to see 4 this time around with a female being one of them. 

 

If anything Rockstar could make it so playing as one of the characters only is an option if the player isn't interested in switching back and forth between the other characters. 

Funny,no one complained since the birth of GTA about the protagonist thing until V came out,it feels messy and you don't really get attached to any one of them,unlike previous GTA's,you can actually have that link with the protagonist,hope that changes with VI.

 

I've seen plenty of people say they didn't like CJ's character or even Nikos throughout the years. Just don't see it being a good idea taking a step back by having only 1 character so it's best for Rockstar to do something along the lines of what I suggested in the second paragraph if anything at all. 

 

Then you'll be able to play the way you like while the ones that liked V's style can do theirs.

That would be way too much work. And it wouldn't be a step back at all, more doesn't always mean better.

 

The whole multiple protagonists stuff shouldn't become part of the series identitiy. 

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Posted 3 weeks ago

 

 

 

I say yes because not everybody is going to like the story of 1 character so it's good to have other options who are different from one another. I'd actually like to see 4 this time around with a female being one of them. 

 

If anything Rockstar could make it so playing as one of the characters only is an option if the player isn't interested in switching back and forth between the other characters. 

Funny,no one complained since the birth of GTA about the protagonist thing until V came out,it feels messy and you don't really get attached to any one of them,unlike previous GTA's,you can actually have that link with the protagonist,hope that changes with VI.

 

I've seen plenty of people say they didn't like CJ's character or even Nikos throughout the years. Just don't see it being a good idea taking a step back by having only 1 character so it's best for Rockstar to do something along the lines of what I suggested in the second paragraph if anything at all. 

 

Then you'll be able to play the way you like while the ones that liked V's style can do theirs.

That would be way too much work. And it wouldn't be a step back at all, more doesn't always mean better.

 

The whole multiple protagonists stuff shouldn't become part of the series identitiy. 

 

Way too much work for who? I don't know about you but I want GTA to do a LOT of work like that so that there's options that makes not just people that think like you happy but others as well. "Too much work". That's like saying oh they don't have enough interiors in the game because that's too much work. I want GTA to be the best it could possibly be so that too much work stuff doesn't cut it with me. 


It would be a step back and bad business move because again there's a huge group out there that likes the multiple playable character just as there are ones that dislike it, and when it comes down to it Rockstar doesn't make the games just for anyone so again they need to work out making the game fun for everybody either the way I suggested or come up with something else. 


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#37

Posted 3 weeks ago

 

 

 

 

I say yes because not everybody is going to like the story of 1 character so it's good to have other options who are different from one another. I'd actually like to see 4 this time around with a female being one of them. 

 

If anything Rockstar could make it so playing as one of the characters only is an option if the player isn't interested in switching back and forth between the other characters. 

Funny,no one complained since the birth of GTA about the protagonist thing until V came out,it feels messy and you don't really get attached to any one of them,unlike previous GTA's,you can actually have that link with the protagonist,hope that changes with VI.

 

I've seen plenty of people say they didn't like CJ's character or even Nikos throughout the years. Just don't see it being a good idea taking a step back by having only 1 character so it's best for Rockstar to do something along the lines of what I suggested in the second paragraph if anything at all. 

 

Then you'll be able to play the way you like while the ones that liked V's style can do theirs.

That would be way too much work. And it wouldn't be a step back at all, more doesn't always mean better.

 

The whole multiple protagonists stuff shouldn't become part of the series identitiy. 

 

Way too much work for who? I don't know about you but I want GTA to do a LOT of work like that so that there's options that makes not just people that think like you happy but others as well. "Too much work". That's like saying oh they don't have enough interiors in the game because that's too much work. I want GTA to be the best it could possibly be so that too much work stuff doesn't cut it with me. 


It would be a step back and bad business move because again there's a huge group out there that likes the multiple playable character just as there are ones that dislike it, and when it comes down to it Rockstar doesn't make the games just for anyone so again they need to work out making the game fun for everybody either the way I suggested or come up with something else. 

 

I agree about that but wasting so many resources on multiple protagonists would be lame. There are more important things they should be focusing on.

 

Rockstar is never going to satisfy everyone. Look at GTA V, it was basically supposed to be SA 2 and yet many SA fans are disappointed. People were fine with just one protagonist for like 7 games. If they return to it and do it well I doubt many will complain.

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#38

Posted 3 weeks ago Edited by Sleepwalking, 3 weeks ago.

You don't get attached to any of GTA V protagonists, not because there are three of them; because you go into GTA online and create your own character after completing story and play mostly with him / her.

In older GTA's multiplayer parts were not popular as single player and people mostly continue to play after main story or restart the story immediately, playing with same protagonist over and over make you more connected with them. This doesn't happen on GTA V.

Having an amazing multiplayer sadly killed single player protagonists. I still prefer multiple protagonist on single player, because if you don't like one; you have an option to switch to another. You don't have to stick with a protagonist you don't like in freeroam.
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You don't get attached to any of GTA V protagonists, not because there are three of them; because you go into GTA online and create your own character after completing story and play mostly with him / her.

In older GTA's multiplayer parts were not popular as single player and people mostly continue to play after main story or restart the story immediately, playing with same protagonist over and over make you more connected with them. This doesn't happen on GTA V.

Having an amazing multiplayer sadly killed single player protagonists. I still prefer multiple protagonist on single player, because if you don't like one; you have an option to switch to another. You don't have to stick with a protagonist you don't like in freeroam.

That only counts for people who play & like Online and many in this section don't, including me. Also GTA:O is trash, not amazing at all.

 

I was still attached to Michael and a lesser extent Trevor but I didn't really care about Franklin because he had barely any real role in the story.


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Posted 3 weeks ago

I have always wanted a story where there is 2 protagonist.

One is the criminal, the other is a cop and based on your action you write the story on who succeeds.

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I'd say yes because, for example, if we had a protagonist that part of an organised crime syndicate, it wouldn't make sense for him to be doing things like, for example, stealing military vehicles during the story.

 

However, I want the protagonists to be memorable. Hardly anyone remembers Michael or Franklin.

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Posted 3 weeks ago

I'd say yes because, for example, if we had a protagonist that part of an organised crime syndicate, it wouldn't make sense for him to be doing things like, for example, stealing military vehicles during the story.

 

However, I want the protagonists to be memorable. Hardly anyone remembers Michael or Franklin.

 

I remember them for how badly written they were.


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I'd say yes because, for example, if we had a protagonist that part of an organised crime syndicate, it wouldn't make sense for him to be doing things like, for example, stealing military vehicles during the story.

 

However, I want the protagonists to be memorable. Hardly anyone remembers Michael or Franklin.

Franklin sure but Michael is pretty popular here and on other gta fan sites. 


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Posted 3 weeks ago

 

I'd say yes because, for example, if we had a protagonist that part of an organised crime syndicate, it wouldn't make sense for him to be doing things like, for example, stealing military vehicles during the story.

 

However, I want the protagonists to be memorable. Hardly anyone remembers Michael or Franklin.

 

I remember them for how badly written they were.

 

Michael isn't badly written imho, especially compared to the likes of CJ, Luis, Toni etc. he is actually pretty good.


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I'd say yes because, for example, if we had a protagonist that part of an organised crime syndicate, it wouldn't make sense for him to be doing things like, for example, stealing military vehicles during the story.

 

However, I want the protagonists to be memorable. Hardly anyone remembers Michael or Franklin.

 

I remember them for how badly written they were.

 

Michael isn't badly written imho, especially compared to the likes of CJ, Luis, Toni etc. he is actually pretty good.

 

Lol what are you on that CJ is badly written 

The other two I can understand but CJ is incredibly written

I mean, unlike the other two, at least you could understand what he is aiming for. He shows great leadership, great courage and great skill. I mean, sure, they are some missions which show him doing OTT things, but then again, hasn't every GTA protagonist done that?

I get its your opinion and that but don't put CJ under the same class as Toni,  a character that has 0 personality.

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Posted 3 weeks ago Edited by Official General, 3 weeks ago.

I have always wanted a story where there is 2 protagonist.

One is the criminal, the other is a cop and based on your action you write the story on who succeeds.

 

I really don't get this obsession with being a cop protagonist with a certain segment of the GTA fan base. Its called GTA for a reason, playing as any cop, even a corrupt one just makes no sense in fitting with the series' identity. Playing as a cop just defeats the whole point of GTA's theme and identity. Why anyone would wanna play a role that would be so limiting and restrictive in realism terms of GTA gameplay is beyond me.

 

Why don't Rockstar just make a cop version of GTA to satisfy these guys, so they can leave the normal GTA alone. 


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Posted 3 weeks ago Edited by Journey_95, 3 weeks ago.

 

 

 

I'd say yes because, for example, if we had a protagonist that part of an organised crime syndicate, it wouldn't make sense for him to be doing things like, for example, stealing military vehicles during the story.

 

However, I want the protagonists to be memorable. Hardly anyone remembers Michael or Franklin.

 

I remember them for how badly written they were.

 

Michael isn't badly written imho, especially compared to the likes of CJ, Luis, Toni etc. he is actually pretty good.

 

Lol what are you on that CJ is badly written 

The other two I can understand but CJ is incredibly written

I mean, unlike the other two, at least you could understand what he is aiming for. He shows great leadership, great courage and great skill. I mean, sure, they are some missions which show him doing OTT things, but then again, hasn't every GTA protagonist done that?

I get its your opinion and that but don't put CJ under the same class as Toni,  a character that has 0 personality.

 

Obviously CJ isn't nearly as bad as Toni lol (or even Luis) but he is definitely not incredibly written either in my opinion. He is very inconsistent and changes whenever the plot/mission demands it.

Like one mission he is Catalina's bitch and then in another he is ruthless & buries a foreman for calling his sister a slut...or when he takes charge in the LV arc and shows development only to regress again once Sweet gets out etc.

 

His goals post LS are just all over the place. In SF he wants to take revenge and destroys the Loco Syndicate, then in LV he cares about the casino and meddles with the mob for some reason. And he steals a Jetpack because.. And finally at the end instead of standing up to Sweet he just takes his sh*t and suddenly cares about the hood again because he says so. 

 

Michael may be more unlikable at times but at least he is consistently written. CJ's fine in the LS arc but after that you can really see that Rockstar tried to do too much with him. SA was a fun game but its story would be better with multiple protagonists. 

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Posted 3 weeks ago

Only if it's just two. That way both characters can get development rather than one coming off short and giving us another Franklin.

If we're getting 69 missions again, then just one.....

 

I think two Protagonists could work well if done right. Three's a crowd as they say, V would have been better as a Michael and Trevor story cause that's really what it felt like with Franklin's stuff tacked on.


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Obviously CJ isn't nearly as bad as Toni lol (or even Luis) but he is definitely not incredibly written either in my opinion. He is very inconsistent and changes whenever the plot/mission demands it.
Like one mission he is Catalina's bitch and then in another he is ruthless & buries a foreman for calling his sister a slut...or when he takes charge in the LV arc and shows development only to regress again once Sweet gets out etc.
 
His goals post LS are just all over the place. In SF he wants to take revenge and destroys the Loco Syndicate, then in LV he cares about the casino and meddles with the mob for some reason. And he steals a Jetpack because.. And finally at the end instead of standing up to Sweet he just takes his sh*t and suddenly cares about the hood again because he says so. 
 
Michael may be more unlikable at times but at least he is consistently written. CJ's fine in the LS arc but after that you can really see that Rockstar tried to do too much with him. SA was a fun game but its story would be better with multiple protagonists. [/quote]

I dont 100% agree with you on CJ being inconsistent but I can agree that Deconstruction was a stupid mission which made CJ act really out of character burying that poor man. But hey, at least during the storyline, CJ doesnt become a terrorist and blow up Fort Staunton like lickass Toni did.
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Even the mission in 555 We Tip, CJ taking out a guy for his uniform was just bs. Sometimes I really wonder what is going on in Rockstar's head when they suddenly throw such instances out of nowhere that make absolutely no sense, but the good thing is that apart from such tiny, little, silly instances, CJ remains the most consistent character of the series, at least, that's how I feel after playing through this incredibly well written, complex story for countless number of times over the years, and always noticed something new and interesting about the story that I didn't get to know before. Such an underrated storyline. I'll never understand the hate for this games story.

@ topic - No. Rockstar should better focus more on getting the outdated gameplay updated to something that allows the players to be creative in more ways than they want. Multiple characters usually tend to be more scripted, and restricted in nature, though it also depends on how they are implemented within the game. Knowing Rockstar's love for storytelling, I'd rather want to experience playing a single character, if they really don't have anything interesting to offer gameplay wise, other than just switching between the multiple characters.
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i would like multiple protags again. i think it was a very fun and good idea. but i do agree that the antagonists for each protag had hardly any development to them. so i think if we get multiple protags they need to make the story longer. and i would want 2 instead of 3. i loved the gta 5 trio. but i do feel like it was a lot all at once. so i think two would be better. then maybe after that they could try 3 as long as the story is longer and fleshed out.


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i would like multiple protags again. i think it was a very fun and good idea. but i do agree that the antagonists for each protag had hardly any development to them. so i think if we get multiple protags they need to make the story longer. and i would want 2 instead of 3. i loved the gta 5 trio. but i do feel like it was a lot all at once. so i think two would be better. then maybe after that they could try 3 as long as the story is longer and fleshed out.

Not just the antagonists but the protagonists too. Franklin had zero depth and was as bland as it gets for an example.


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Always thought it would have been good if Franklin started out as a student at the University on the map. That huge location just sits there with no purpose in sp or Online and it's a shame imo. Drug activity and other crimes have been known to happen on campuses so there's so much potential there left unexplored. 

 

Any of this could have led to Franklin getting kicked out of school and having to move in with his aunt. 


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Always thought it would have been good if Franklin started out as a student at the University on the map. That huge location just sits there with no purpose in sp or Online and it's a shame imo. Drug activity and other crimes have been known to happen on campuses so there's so much potential there left unexplored. 
 
Any of this could have led to Franklin getting kicked out of school and having to move in with his aunt. 


Actually he has been expelled from high school because he attacked one of the his teachers I don't exactly remember why.

Dealing drugs with franklin could be fun.

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Always thought it would have been good if Franklin started out as a student at the University on the map. That huge location just sits there with no purpose in sp or Online and it's a shame imo. Drug activity and other crimes have been known to happen on campuses so there's so much potential there left unexplored. 
 
Any of this could have led to Franklin getting kicked out of school and having to move in with his aunt. 


Actually he has been expelled from high school because he attacked one of the his teachers I don't exactly remember why.

Dealing drugs with franklin could be fun.

 

Oh well I didn't hear anything about that but that's still a problem to me because we don't get to see anything from his past. We get this long prologue introducing Michael and Trevor than Franklin just shows up at his aunts house with so many stories unseen. 


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Always thought it would have been good if Franklin started out as a student at the University on the map. That huge location just sits there with no purpose in sp or Online and it's a shame imo. Drug activity and other crimes have been known to happen on campuses so there's so much potential there left unexplored. 
 
Any of this could have led to Franklin getting kicked out of school and having to move in with his aunt. 

Actually he has been expelled from high school because he attacked one of the his teachers I don't exactly remember why.

Dealing drugs with franklin could be fun.
 
Oh well I didn't hear anything about that but that's still a problem to me because we don't get to see anything from his past. We get this long prologue introducing Michael and Trevor than Franklin just shows up at his aunts house with so many stories unseen. 

There are lots of back story hidden in friend hangout dialogs in this game.

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Posted 2 weeks ago Edited by Journey_95, 2 weeks ago.

 

 

 

Always thought it would have been good if Franklin started out as a student at the University on the map. That huge location just sits there with no purpose in sp or Online and it's a shame imo. Drug activity and other crimes have been known to happen on campuses so there's so much potential there left unexplored. 
 
Any of this could have led to Franklin getting kicked out of school and having to move in with his aunt. 

Actually he has been expelled from high school because he attacked one of the his teachers I don't exactly remember why.

Dealing drugs with franklin could be fun.
 
Oh well I didn't hear anything about that but that's still a problem to me because we don't get to see anything from his past. We get this long prologue introducing Michael and Trevor than Franklin just shows up at his aunts house with so many stories unseen. 

There are lots of back story hidden in friend hangout dialogs in this game.

 

Yeah they definitely add to the characters. Like for an example Michael and Amanda's relationship is basically unexplored in the main game but the hangout dialogs add more depth to it. Its a good feature that Rockstar brought with the HD era.


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Absolutely. Gives so much life to the game.


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Yes. GTA V character switch feature is awesome.

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Yes. GTA V character switch feature is awesome.

 

As a mechanic it is. Shame it was so underused throughout the story. 





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