One thing I will add to our disappointments in Franklin's story and the weak representation of the ghetto in the game is......
I just don't understand why the f**k Franklin could only buy diamond studs as jewelry. What happened to the really nice and expensive watches, chains, bracelets, and rings ? Remember when playing San Andreas as CJ, you wanted to get money fast and get that ice and gold ? F**k I miss that. Rockstar really f**ked up on even the more smaller things in this game.
I wanted a story where Franklin had to decide whether he betrayed the families and joing the Ballas or kick the ballas out of Groove Street. Rockstar made a very good job making everybody know "Hey, you are in the ghetto" but you can't interact with them... Not even to buy dope.
Rockstar just had me dropping my jaw after I finished the game. I was thinking to myself about Franklin and hood, "is that really it ??"
I always lived in Spain, and in here, we don't have gangs like in the US. However, i been to LA twice in my life and i hired some guy to take me to Compton and show me some of the gang areas (Without putting our lives in risk). GTA V represented very well the ghetto, the high hip hop music on houses, dogs barking, LSPD helicopters looking for murder, gang members chilling out... To bad you can't do anything rather than getting them pissed off our taking pictures at them.
Rockstar got the look and feel of the hood very right - it's just a shame there was not enough action happening in the streets that the player did not have to instigate. The failed drug deal set up by Stretch was supposed to have caused a gang war between the Families and the Ballas - you would have thought they had a permanent gang truce going on.
And in regards to a Chicago GTA, man that sh*t would be waaaaaaay to controversial due to their current situation out there, they got 11-12 year olds out there bodyin sh*t....dope idea, but it'll be to much of a influence on those young dudes, people get killed over rap lyrics still out there.
No diss to the Chi but LA,NY, And Miami seem like only targets for GTA games imo.....i couldnt imagine it being anywhere else but the big cities
The way I see it, they did liberty city over, and now Los santos. So they're probably goin to vice city next time. Which still woul be real good.
that would be good.. i really want Chi town or detroit.... damn the D would give us some ghettos to talk about...
we need to come up with a VI Ghetto/gangs topic starter lol... an OFFICIAL one.. with all this ones regular posters
families had nuthin "More" blood in SA, cut it out...it was crip..point blank
i only agree with what you said about V slightly...cuz in LA the west side is prominately crip and the east side mostly blood....but in 5 the south LA is small as fucc
are you from l.a homie? do you live in south l.a?
i can tell you dont by you saying that total bs about e/s mainly blood? nigga what the hell you on... the only place wear bloods are the main force is inglewood... they dont run sh*t in compton.. they dont run sh*t on w/s they dont run sh*t on e.s.. end of discussion...
families threw up a b in SA...
ballas in SA.. had nhc.. and gc.. the trays and the rollin...
look cuhz... you can sit and argue with me all day.. i aint finna stop.. i know my sh*t.. i have spent 25 years of my life surrounded by gang members... bloods and crips and surenos.. and can say now... i will beat you in an arguement on a subject i am well educated on.
I thought the race war was mostly hyped up, I mean I heard what Avenues were doing closer to my neck of the woods but I thought it was mostly gang rivalries between gangs that are different colors because of the makeup of what neighborhood they're from that have the occasional member of the race the other gang is made up of.
ive lived on slauson and western (south la) my whole life and there are a TON of gangs... but honestly, its not as bad as people say. i mean, yea theres a lot of gunshots but very rearely do people die.
and those "race wars" they were really just retaliations. very rarely were people killed just for their race,
also, present day... gangs are kinda rare now... its mostly all swaggf4g6ots now.
gangs are kinda rare? you must live on a different slauson cuh
and that racial sh*t.. it does go on.... but more common on the e.s.... sh*t dont happen on w.s because mexican gangs know they will get eaten up alive by the blaccs
You can bump this post all you want, it won't make Franklin change his mind and leave his mansion and millions of dollars to go back to the ghetto and risk his life shooting other people just because their shirt is of different color.
gangs aint even about color no more.. its all historical.. revenge kills too.. a never ending cycle of killing
It says on the GTA wiki that Ballas are based on Bloods and Families are based on Crips.
You can tell that is true because:
1. "B" in Ballas
2. Crips are older than the bloods so in san andreas CJ came back to get what originally belonged to the families(Crips)
3. San andreas timeline was in 1992, it says on wikipedia that the crips gang rule and gang activity was all-time high in 1992. (the families ruled most of the area by the end of the game)
4. Crips are on the decline these days, just like in GTA the families are, and the bloods are on the rise just like ballas.
5. In the tv show made by Steve Haines the FIB agent, mentions that the families are on the decline and they just kill eachother now...
look cuhz... you got that sh*t from the wiki.. some old denver whiteboys that aint know sh*t about crip or blood in l.a... i just proved by everything in my first post that they based on both.. and so what? families threw up the b... just cuz they got a b in their name dosent mean they based on blood cuh... and yeah crip is older than blood.. but ballas was formed first... yeah 92 was a turnt up time... sh*t had wars fucced up.. mad wars going on but alot of cease fires also happened in 92.
the fucc? crips are on the decline? !!!! hahahahah LMFAO! crips are getting numbers everyday homie.. everyone that falls... another 1 or 2 pop right bacc up..
but the thing is.. its blood on the decline now.. bloods is killing each other homie!
the thing is.. dont speak on sh*t you aint know sh*t about..
the only place where bloods really rule sh*t is inglewood...
king kapone... the only people saying vato i seen is mrrightt.. and he is mexican.. and official general but he cool too..
and no one was saying that fools be running round with aks n smgs.. we was saying that they dont.. which is good but the odd balla or fam or vago could be ridin with a fully auto weapon instead of some lil ass handguns which is some nyc sh*t.
the gangs in IV was paccin more heat than any gang is in l.s... which is incorrect.. and who livin the life of being a gang member on here?
show us a message where someone has said that they are a gang member? there isnt one.
Niggas be hidin choppas in Garbage bins and sh*t out in cali... sh*t they tore down all of G parkway in sac cuz it was a damn jungle out there, niggas cappin other niggas for the fun of it...
And I made a point of postin what Im affiliated with a few times... $outh $acramento Freeport Manor XIV Puro Norte Por V1d4