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Journey_95

GTA IV's Trio vs GTA V's Trio

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Utopianthumbs

Funny how there's suddenly an influx of IV vs V related threads

 

Overall I prefer the V trio. Much maligned as they are, I like all three of em, while in the IV trio I have mixed feelings about Luis, even though I've come to appreciate his character over time I still don't like him as much as the others.

 

I will say though that I prefer how the IV trio largely had their own storyline that only intersected at key points over the three in one storyline of the V trio

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lol232

Niko

Johnny

Michael

Luis

Trevor

Franklin

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CasMusThai

V's trio because you cant call IV a trio because you are just playing random characters in liberty City. In V, The trio got history

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billiejoearmstrong8
Posted (edited)
16 hours ago, CasMusThai said:

V's trio because you cant call IV a trio because you are just playing random characters in liberty City. In V, The trio got history

Except they just met Franklin and pretty much just have a business relationship with him. They say that Michael becomes a "mentor" and Trevor becomes a friend but I don't see much evidence of that actually happening in the game, they just meet and do some jobs together. Trevor and Franklin especially, Trevor spends more time talking sh*t about him (and not in a close friendly way) than bonding with him and is closer to Lamar.

Edited by billiejoearmstrong8

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TheSantader25
Posted (edited)

V's trio because:

 

-They actually work together and have proper relationships. 

-One of them kills Worthless bikers. 

-They are more fun to be around in comparison to IV's trio. 

-Michael and Trevor > Niko and Johnny

Edited by TheSantader25

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tranceking26

I like all of them, and both different stories are cool. R* always get the story right, even if it's shrunk for online people.

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SonOfLiberty
2 hours ago, billiejoearmstrong8 said:

Except they just met Franklin and pretty much just have a business relationship with him. They say that Michael becomes a "mentor" and Trevor becomes a friend but I don't see much evidence of that actually happening in the game, they just meet and do some jobs together. Trevor and Franklin especially, Trevor spends more time talking sh*t about him (and not in a close friendly way) than bonding with him and is closer to Lamar.

They (R*) rushed Michael and Franklin's "student/mentor" relationship and the end result suffers. I also barely got a feeling of "history" between Michael and Trevor and got sick of their old couple like bickering.

 

Atleast Niko, Johnny and Luis live their own lives and their crossovers are epic like Pulp Fiction or Sin City.:)

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CasMusThai
2 hours ago, billiejoearmstrong8 said:

Except they just met Franklin and pretty much just have a business relationship with him. They say that Michael becomes a "mentor" and Trevor becomes a friend but I don't see much evidence of that actually happening in the game, they just meet and do some jobs together. Trevor and Franklin especially, Trevor spends more time talking sh*t about him (and not in a close friendly way) than bonding with him and is closer to Lamar.

Alright but how Franklin got the idea of (Spoiler)                           Saving Michael and Trevor in the last mission. Even lester requested Franklin to kill michael and then trevor even though Franklin refuses it. This shows they are having a pretty strong friendship while they are business partners. Michael is a best buddy and a father figure to Franklin and Trevor is like one of those friends who bully you but your are still friends. 

 

 

P.S Michael even told in the final scene in the ending that they are going to be "poorly-Matched" friends.

 

 

In Gta IV and EFLC, Niko and Johnny had brief partnership and Luis is in the enemy gang of Johnny and Niko.

 

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billiejoearmstrong8
Posted (edited)
1 hour ago, CasMusThai said:

Alright but how Franklin got the idea of (Spoiler)                           Saving Michael and Trevor in the last mission. Even lester requested Franklin to kill michael and then trevor even though Franklin refuses it. This shows they are having a pretty strong friendship while they are business partners. Michael is a best buddy and a father figure to Franklin and Trevor is like one of those friends who bully you but your are still friends. 

 

 

P.S Michael even told in the final scene in the ending that they are going to be "poorly-Matched" friends.

 

 

In Gta IV and EFLC, Niko and Johnny had brief partnership and Luis is in the enemy gang of Johnny and Niko.

 

I just don't think they showed enough of them developing relationships. They say they're close but I don't see it actually happen in the game and also A and B endings exist where they don't mind killing each other. Michael and Franklin's relationship is a bit more believeable since they did kind of bond over the way they met and Franklin does learn stuff from him through their work (although mentor is still a stretch) but the Franklin/Trevor relationship definitely should've been developed more. I think it's an interesting story and the Michael/Trevor dynamic is pretty good but I just don't buy the "three friends going through thick and thin together" thing they try to evoke at times, they don't have a close enough relationship or enough respect for each other for that.

 

In IV they weren't going for the same thing. It's supposed to be three separate people whose stories just briefly intertwine, so I wouldn't judge it the same way.

 

 

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SonOfLiberty
2 hours ago, billiejoearmstrong8 said:

In IV they weren't going for the same thing. It's supposed to be three separate people whose stories just briefly intertwine, so I wouldn't judge it the same way.

This is why I don't get it when people say "Well the GTA V trio are friends and work together". No sh*t.

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billiejoearmstrong8
2 minutes ago, SonOfLiberty said:

This is why I don't get it when people say "Well the GTA V trio are friends". No sh*t.

 

 

If you enjoy their friendship/interaction between them it could be seen as a plus that IV doesn't have, to be fair. Of course for me the IV trio have a lot of other things going for them that put them above the V trio though.

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Outlaw Biker Viking

My rankings from fav to least fav protagonist from GTA IV, EFLC, and V:

1. Niko Bellic

2. Johnny Klebitz

3. Luis Fernando Lopez

4. Michael Townley

5. Franklin Clinton

6. Trevor Philips

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SonOfLiberty
7 minutes ago, billiejoearmstrong8 said:

If you enjoy their friendship/interaction between them it could be seen as a plus that IV doesn't have, to be fair. Of course for me the IV trio have a lot of other things going for them that put them above the V trio though.

I thought it would've been interesting with them being friends/working together, but after some time it just became lame and stupid honestly. The Michael and Trevor conflict could've been way better, but it's suffocated by the FIB sh*t later on.

 

In any case I enjoy how Niko, Johnny and Luis are all caught up in the diamond fiasco which is IMO the most entertaining subplot in the series' history.

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CasMusThai
10 minutes ago, SonOfLiberty said:

I thought it would've been interesting with them being friends/working together, but after some time it just became lame and stupid honestly. The Michael and Trevor conflict could've been way better, but it's suffocated by the FIB sh*t later on.

 

In any case I enjoy how Niko, Johnny and Luis are all caught up in the diamond fiasco which is IMO the most entertaining subplot in the series' history.

Yeah, The only time where all the IV protagonist aim at one goal

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billiejoearmstrong8
Posted (edited)
58 minutes ago, SonOfLiberty said:

 

In any case I enjoy how Niko, Johnny and Luis are all caught up in the diamond fiasco which is IMO the most entertaining subplot in the series' history.

Agreed! The way the three games/protagonists connect through the diamonds and other things is one of my favourite things about IV. It's complex, surprising and awesome. And the diamonds plot is fantastic with all its twists and turns, the shambles it becomes and seeing it from three different points of view, with the perfect ironic ending. V's three protagonists at once thing does have some cool aspects to it but IV's way just has so much more charm to it.

 

I also love how they really made it feel like Niko, Johnny and Luis are just three of many thousands of people with stories to tell in the city, the way they have Niko passing by on the street like he's just another random ped in the TLAD intro for example. That aspect of the way they handled having three protagonists adds so much to the atmosphere of the game.

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Kierolack666
8 hours ago, SonOfLiberty said:

In any case I enjoy how Niko, Johnny and Luis are all caught up in the diamond fiasco which is IMO the most entertaining subplot in the series' history.

Plus, IV's story breaks my heart later on. But V on the other hand makes me want to hurl.

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Duhillestpunk

IVs trio as they are just bad arse as well as they all have their own separate games so we can get to know them even more.

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