GTA is not an average game. It is one of the main games of all time. It does this because although it is fake, it is real in itself.
Zelda is ALWAYS in Hyrule. It's fake, but Hyrule is real to Zelda world.
Mario is ALWAYS in the Mushroom Kingdom looking for a princess
Castlevania is ALWAYS in Dracula's castle
GTA is the game based on Media and the Media's representation of the world - NYC, Miami, and LA are where that lives, LC, VC, SA are where GTA lives.
Much like Castlevania, you may play as a new character with each new game, but you are always doing the same goals, in the same place, just with better and better production value with each new game - Zelda, Mario, Castlevania, Metroid, Sonic - these games receive NO COMPLAINTS about this formula, so new GTA players should stop complaining as well, as GTA doesn't deserve complaints about always being in the same cities - it deserves PRAISE for being so authentic unto itself.
Anyone who thinks GTA should NOT be in the same category as Zelda and Mario in this way is simply undermining, or totally overlooking, the very things that make it fit in that category in the first place.
Basically, saying you'd like tokyo or london is simply pulling down your pants and sh*tting all over GTA's version of Hyrule... And that's not cool, man
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EVERYTHING..AGREED 100 PERCENT..GTA Has to be in one of the 3 Locations already done last generation. Great comparison 2 mario & Zelda@My DP
Rockstar founder Dan Houser has publicly talked about the next iteration in the GTA series for the first time.
However, the exec has told The Times that he hasn’t even thought of a City to set the game in yet – let alone a plot.
In a fantastic interview, Houser also talks to the paper’s Nigel Kendall about controversy over violent projects, the lack of recognition given to the industry, his reluctance to talk to the media – and the status of video games as ‘the new rock’n’roll'.
Talking about the release of Manhunt 2, Houser said that the controversial content of the game actually came back to bite Rockstar, as “when a game is banned it means we’re not doing our first job – of making the investors back their money".
However, his opinion of the ‘games cause violence’ argument was less charitable.
He added: “It feels at last like we’re moving on from that debate. The audience is getting past 30 so it all becomes a bit silly. That’s not to say that all games are for all people; we’ve never said that. GTA has always been rated 18 and we’ve always been very happy with that.
“Nevertheless, we do get frustrated when video games are singled out and movies are given a free pass. Manhunt 2 was banned in the same week that Saw was released. The arguments become quite ludicrous quite quickly when people argue that games are somehow more dangerous than full-motion video.
“Within Rockstar, sometimes we feel that some of our games get singled out and held up as pariahs. All we want to do is tell a story with rounded characters. Like Goodfellas, which is a key film for us, our rounded characters happen to be criminals.”
The paper reports that Houser will soon start work on GTA V, which will involve co-writing a script of around 1,000 pages – ten times as much as a feature film.
“We'll think of a city first, then the characters,” he added.
Yeah rilly...that f***ed up alotta ppl on this site..while also shuttin up alot of ppl who dnt kno what their talkin about. Itz disappointing but who knows what else Rockstar could be working on...I know that new red dead game..midnight club? bull 2? who knowz
As it has been said, Mafia II i already set in the 40s/50s, and the first Mafia was set in the 30s, GTA should keep its modern setting IMO. That said, in a DLC it could fit, an episode set in the same city as the original but in the 50s. Just like the DLCs allowed them to explore the biker universe (i really don't think they would have set an entire game about the bikers, GTA games usually have neutral atmosphere, and the biker vibe isn't neutral, it wouldn't fit with other outfits than leather jackets or other musics than classic rock), there could be a DLC set in the 50s, but I really don't see a GTA so far in the past.
after every1 said naw i wuz just thinkin about that...Cuz i wouldnt rilly like it either i just thought it be a cool idea...but Making it DLC would be perfect