Sent R* an email about my disappointments when Johnny Klebitz died in GTA V, and they responded with:
Thanks for the email and for sending us your thoughts on GTAV and your strong feelings for the character of Johnny Klebitz and the story of The Lost and Damned. Perhaps we’ll consider addressing this in a future edition of our Asked and Answered fan questions series at the Newswire one day in the future.
Don't believe, believe me, whatever, I can take a screenie later.
Posted by tjbyrum1
on 20 September 2013 - 12:56 AM
I am with Peachrocks, I don't think some of you are getting the point.
We're not sitting here going "oh no, Johnny boy has died!", we're sitting her thinking "what the f*ck?"
Anyone who isn't pissed by that either hasn't played TLaD story, or didn't pay attention. You spend the entire time in TLaD trying to keep your brothers together, trying to stay away from Ashley, and turning your back on the past. It was a good tale, and one of the best storylines I ever played in a video game ever, I loved him.
And then in GTA V, for the sake of having a cameo, we see some bullsh*t way for him to die. It just wasn't a well-thought-out process. It could have been better. I'm not mad that Trevor killed Johnny, nor am I mad that Johnny died; I'm mad because of how and why they did, like Peachrocks said.
You just don't kill off a good protagonist off like that. You have to do it in a good way to make it actually work, and in GTA V - it certainly didn't work.
Maybe see them get in a fight, maybe see them trade blows, maybe see them in a war, but you don't see an awesome protag like Johnny get hit with a bottle and stomped to death. You just... you just don't.
Let me put it in perspective. Everyone seems to like Michael in GTA V. He's a good character. GTA VI comes rolling over the sunset and all of a sudden the new main character goes up to Michael, punches him in the nose and kills him instantly with that single punch.
Posted by tjbyrum1
on 18 September 2013 - 11:36 PM
I know it's just a game, and nothing in it is real, and everything is fake fake fake, I get it, I'm not a dumbass. I just feel the need to rant.
I really like stuff about gangsters, the Mafia, street gang, scriminal underworld, and bikers - especially bikers, so it should come as no surprise when I saw that I really liked The Lost and Damned.
Even so, that game pissed me off. Instead of seeing a functional and awesome biker gang, you see the fall and decay of it. Jason dies, Jim dies, then you kill practically every Lost member in the city, and finally you kill Billy - the supposed President of the whole thing.
And then you get to GTA V and see the f*cked up death of Johnny Klebitz - mind you my favorite character in GTA. Afterwards you kill Clay and Terry, which I am biased to like, and then you kill every single Lost member in San Andreas.
I know this sh*t doesn't matter, but maybe Johnny's not your favorite character. This move really pisses me the hell off.