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HOW'S ANNIE?

While it seems like a minor gripe, is anyone else dissapointed that they didn't put an LSPD database website like IV's in the game?

 

It doesn't really add much to the overall gameplay experience, but it really adds to the depth of the city. Knowing it existed in IV and allowing us to look up all these people really made you feel as if Niko, Johnny and Luis weren't the only dangerous crooks in the city. Yet the fact is we meet almost no criminal underworld figures in V (mostly government agents, celebrities and millionaires), and it almost feels as if M, F and T are the only people who end up doing anything notable.

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warlord GTAV

yes I miss that feature it def should of been in gtav after finishing the story in gta4 it was good to drive round in the cop car killing crooks.It would of really added to the sp experience a lot..

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Clxbsport

I'm gonna have to agree with this. What are the names of those Ballas, Vagos, and Aztecas people? And I wanna see Poppy Mitchell's rap sheet.

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Yeah. I loved looking up all the different crooks on the LCPD database. As you said it made it feel like Niko, Johnny and Luis weren't the only criminals however it was just really interesting.

 

Even Carmen and Alex (Two of Niko's girlfriends) had records.

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Fireboyd78

People would probably complain that "These characters never show up in game! I swear there's 50,000 more people missing from the database! R* u sux! Wasting resources on a police database instead of heists!!!"

 

It would have to be pretty massive, though. Which is a lot of work, I'd imagine. That's probably why it didn't make it.

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ViceCityStalker

Rockstar went and gone f*cked up a sh*tload of things that should of been in the game.

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Cutter De Blanc

I was really disappointed at it's exclusion. It was actually one of the first things I looked for.

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PineboxFiller

Yeah I miss that too. Supposedly though they were going to have vigilante missions in V but it was cut before release, most likely due to lack of time or it not being finished. So I assume that if those didn't get cut we would have also had a database. Maybe if we're real lucky we might get them with the SP dlc. Maybe.

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And Now Ubi$oft Took that "One" Feature from GTA 4 and expanded on it,and that what gave birth to Watch-Dogs ;) (just Kidding lol) btw i never liked it in IV so no point of it in V tbh why complain for all them unnecessary things that didnt make it into V? it pointless...

 

-Oh wait we cant go to Internet Cafe,but we can use Internet/Cam on our iFruit Phones.

 

-Oh wait the Traditional and Legend Mod Shops in the Franchise Pay 'n' Spray didnt return but we can Customise our Vehicles and LS Customs also have similar functions like it aforementioned Legendary Predecessor.

 

-Oh wait we cant eat burgers or enter any Cluckin Bell or Burger Shot's Shops but we Can Drink/Smoke/Eat Snack etc...What Next,"Why did R* add Planes"? tbh some of these complaints are Pointless and that a FACT (no offense).

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"U done f*cked it up!" - Angry Joe..

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And Now Ubi$oft Took that "One" Feature from GTA 4 and expanded on it,and that what gave birth to Watch-Dogs ;) (just Kidding lol) btw i never liked it in IV so no point of it in V tbh why complain for all them unnecessary things that didnt make it into V? it pointless...

 

-Oh wait we cant go to Internet Cafe,but we can use Internet/Cam on our iFruit Phones.

 

-Oh wait the Traditional and Legend Mod Shops in the Franchise Pay 'n' Spray didnt return but we can Customise our Vehicles and LS Customs also have similar functions like it aforementioned Legendary Predecessor.

 

-Oh wait we cant eat burgers or enter any Cluckin Bell or Burger Shot's Shops but we Can Drink/Smoke/Eat Snack etc...What Next,"Why did R* add Planes"? tbh some of these complaints are Pointless and that a FACT (no offense).

I can agree with the 2nd one and probably the 1st one, but I prefer restaurants over 24-7's.

 

The LSPD Database isn't pointless, it actually gives a point to the criminal world in the city.

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And Now Ubi$oft Took that "One" Feature from GTA 4 and expanded on it,and that what gave birth to Watch-Dogs ;) (just Kidding lol) btw i never liked it in IV so no point of it in V tbh why complain for all them unnecessary things that didnt make it into V? it pointless...

-Oh wait we cant go to Internet Cafe,but we can use Internet/Cam on our iFruit Phones.

-Oh wait the Traditional and Legend Mod Shops in the Franchise Pay 'n' Spray didnt return but we can Customise our Vehicles and LS Customs also have similar functions like it aforementioned Legendary Predecessor.

-Oh wait we cant eat burgers or enter any Cluckin Bell or Burger Shot's Shops but we Can Drink/Smoke/Eat Snack etc...What Next,"Why did R* add Planes"? tbh some of these complaints are Pointless and that a FACT (no offense).

Uh what? I'm not sure why anyone would dislike it. For me what makes the majority of GTA V's cast bland, forgettable and 1 dimensional is as soon as they disappear from the story I forget about them entirely. In GTA IV even when characters left the story checking out the LCPD database would usually prod the player's memory and add more to their character even if it wasn't entirely explored in the time they were in the story.

 

It's kind of sad that characters on the LCPD database who never actually appear in the game seem to be more interesting than the characters in GTA V because they have these records to look through.

 

Though I think the coolest thing is when the status of specific characters is updated depending if they've been killed, gone missing or been incarcerated. Ok it has its minor inconsistencies, but it really adds to the "living, breathing" feel LC is known for.

 

Unfortunately this is just one of the little things left out that made GTA IV such an immersive game. Moreso than GTA V is IMO.

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But there are two databases that keeps track of the citizens of GTA V: LifeInvader and Bletter.

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Official General

And Now Ubi$oft Took that "One" Feature from GTA 4 and expanded on it,and that what gave birth to Watch-Dogs ;) (just Kidding lol) btw i never liked it in IV so no point of it in V tbh why complain for all them unnecessary things that didnt make it into V? it pointless...

 

-Oh wait we cant go to Internet Cafe,but we can use Internet/Cam on our iFruit Phones.

 

-Oh wait the Traditional and Legend Mod Shops in the Franchise Pay 'n' Spray didnt return but we can Customise our Vehicles and LS Customs also have similar functions like it aforementioned Legendary Predecessor.

 

-Oh wait we cant eat burgers or enter any Cluckin Bell or Burger Shot's Shops but we Can Drink/Smoke/Eat Snack etc...What Next,"Why did R* add Planes"? tbh some of these complaints are Pointless and that a FACT (no offense).

 

There is a big point in having a Police Database in GTA V. It would have made the criminal underworld in the city of LS feel more alive, thrilling, and vibrant, knowing there was a whole bunch of shady and dangerous characters out there on the loose to encounter. That equates to a fun and interesting criminal activity to experience in the gameplay. Okay, you don't like it, but you can be assured that many people would have LOVED this. Equally, just what was the point of having it IV but leaving it out in V, when it was clearly a good feature ?? No offence, but you must be stupid to say that a Police Database has no point in a CRIME GAME like GTA.

 

* Internet cafe, you have a point, tech is cheaper and most people use internet on own phones or their PCs these days.

 

* Pay and Spray, I don't remember too many people here complaining about that missing, unless I missed something. We have LS customs, why would anyone complain about Pay and Spray being omitted ? I'm not sure many people complained about this in the first place.

 

* I'm sorry, but having no Cluckin' Bells, Burger Shot's, and other interiors was quite a significant drawback for V. You don't use it, good for you, for many people, this was quite a letdown. I don't care what you say, the lack of interiors really ruined the immersive experience for V.

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But there are two databases that keeps track of the citizens of GTA V: LifeInvader and Bletter.

Social networking sites like craplist were in GTA IV as well. However I think more people would be interested in reading the criminal background of these characters than to sit through reading parodies of what most of us use everyday. Facebook and/or Twitter.

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Official General

 

But there are two databases that keeps track of the citizens of GTA V: LifeInvader and Bletter.

Social networking sites like craplist were in GTA IV as well. However I think more people would be interested in reading the criminal background of these characters than to sit through reading parodies of what most of us use everyday. Facebook and/or Twitter.

 

 

@ Son Of Liberty

 

Exactly man. This is my point about when I say Rockstar became too obsessed with parodying various aspects of everyday and popular American culture and lifestyle in this game, and I feel the impact of this could be felt in V in a bad way. They seemed to have lost their focus, which should have been centered around things relating to the criminal underworld and certain aspects of crime in general, not parodying stuff like Facebook or Twitter.

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HOW'S ANNIE?

I'll have to agree with you there SOL about how much more fleshed out some of these people on the LCPD database were in comparison to most of the V cast. Hell did any of you take a look at some of the stuff going on with the Messina family back in '08? That probably could have supported its own DLC.

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The Police database never should have been cut, aside from the criminal files to read up on it provided you with an endless amount of chases and gang fights to participate in without getting a wanted level. You just clicked on 'recent activity' and BOOM, a waypoint is set on your map to a shootout or something. Then there were the most wanted guys who were all individual and had there own locations too - this could have been built on in V, but instead we got 3/4 bounty missions for trevor only and thats it! Not happy about this exclusion and hope to see it in DLC (doubtful).

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ROCKSTAR MANIC

Yeah. I loved looking up all the different crooks on the LCPD database. As you said it made it feel like Niko, Johnny and Luis weren't the only criminals however it was just really interesting.

 

Even Carmen and Alex (Two of Niko's girlfriends) had records.

Yeah, Especially when all those characters in same way or another were related to each. Criminal associates or Family. Really crazy Right..

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But there are two databases that keeps track of the citizens of GTA V: LifeInvader and Bletter.

Social networking sites like craplist were in GTA IV as well. However I think more people would be interested in reading the criminal background of these characters than to sit through reading parodies of what most of us use everyday. Facebook and/or Twitter.

 

What I meant was that a lot of criminals in the game use those sites. If you follow some of the links on the LifeInvader feeds for Franklin and Lamar, you see the parts of the Stretch story develop as the main missions go on. I would've though you'd love the references to Liberty City by Franklin's cousin.

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Officer Ronson

There is a problem with the LCPD database though, you weren't supposed to see it. I'd say the LSPD keeps its stuff secret.

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ROCKSTAR MANIC

There is a problem with the LCPD database though, you weren't supposed to see it. I'd say the LSPD keeps its stuff secret.

Well Officer Ronson, I ask you since you proudly serve the LSPD, why isn't there a database we the public could see. I would like to know if there are any convicted criminals near my "home" I should know about. We all know for a fact our Dear city of Los Santos is infested with career criminals and we the public deserve to know...

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Officer Ronson

A Police database ins't something for the public eye to gossip about. Let's say you got arrested for f*cking a deer and shooting a park ranger, now would you like your neighbors to know that if you're living a new reformed life?

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ChrisMathers3501

The absence of a police database in GTAV sucked. The internet was fun and all, but IV had the best internet ever.

 

I mean, let's face it, who doesn't want to read Lamar's rap sheet? And then there's those two OGs behind bars - Demarcus and Stretch. What were they in for? And why was Stretch not doing a longer bid like the other guy? And Martin Madrazzo. sh*t. That guy should have like maybe one unpaid parking ticket or two and a whole entire long list of suspected crimes. For Michael it would be pretty clean, maybe drunk and disorderly. Franklin'd have that one time he got arrested for indecent exposure. And Trevor would DEFINITELY be suspected in the disappearance of multiple body parts. Plus it'd be a great way to get to know my heist crew.

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woggleman

They should have had the police database side missions. It would have been even better if you could steal a buzzard and use it. How fun would it have been hunting a criminal in sandy shores and blowing his meth farm to kingdom come as part of the vigilante missions.

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A Police database ins't something for the public eye to gossip about. Let's say you got arrested for f*cking a deer and shooting a park ranger, now would you like your neighbors to know that if you're living a new reformed life?

Sorry Ronson, but this is the worst reason to defend its exclusion. If you're insinuating it's something to do with being realistic then that's kind of silly since Michael is supposedly in a witness protection program yet is found in a phone book by an Insane Clown Posse wannabe methhead with relative ease.

 

Having a police database seen by the general public doesn't put much of a dent in GTA V's believability as it doesn't have much any way.

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Officer Ronson

Michael ins't in a real witsec program, if you haden't been paying attention lately he arranged a deal with Dave to hide him in LS so Davey could kickstar his career and he also pays him. Trevor knowing Michael could of had probably guessed his fake surname.

 

 

 

A Police database ins't something you're going to find randomly inside of their website lying around like nothing, yes this is not the most realistic game but it just goes to show how you can know everything about everyone because X PD was careless enough.

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ScottishHeist123

Whilst I did enjoy the LCPD database feature in GTA IV, I am not bothered it was excluded out of GTA V.

 

I think the Lifeinvader and Bleeter websites more than make up for the database's absence.

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