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thafablifee46

Should GTA next go back in time or keep it modern?

What era should the next game be set in?  

934 members have voted

  1. 1. What era should the next game be set in?

    • 50's or earlier
      18
    • 60's
      15
    • 70's
      128
    • 80's
      196
    • 90's
      95
    • 00's
      46
    • Modern times
      407
    • Future
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koloplay

How about the italian maffia back in the late 19ct

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Pedinhuh

How about the italian maffia back in the late 19ct

Leave that time period to Mafia, they nailed it already.

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Official General

How about the italian maffia back in the late 19ct

For f*ck sake, no more Mafia stuff as the main theme man, we've been overdosed with enough of that in GTA as it is. I dot care what era, enough of it.

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Fuzzknuckles

Really I think the same could be said for all gangs and crime related activities. It's time they made the GTA we all want, the one that will set the new standard, the one designed entirely for children that features no criminality at all and that lets us be gay, racist, homophobic Martians, that does away with cars, does away with fighting and is just a happy smiling face in the middle of the screen. What I'm suggesting may sound crazy, revolutionary, even, but we need a game that does away with everything that has defined GTA over the years and rebuilds it from the ground up. We don't need guns, cars, crime, anything that makes GTA what it always has been.

 

Seriously though, anything that's crime related is always going to be welcome in GTA, whether it has been used before or not, if they can find a way to make a compelling story and amazing game mechanics, how turned off to the game would you be just because it was Mafia-themed again? If it was objectively the best game Rockstar had ever made, had everything you'd ever wanted in the game that had been missed in previous instances - would you still be whining about it being Mafia-themed?

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Official General

Really I think the same could be said for all gangs and crime related activities. It's time they made the GTA we all want, the one that will set the new standard, the one designed entirely for children that features no criminality at all and that lets us be gay, racist, homophobic Martians, that does away with cars, does away with fighting and is just a happy smiling face in the middle of the screen. What I'm suggesting may sound crazy, revolutionary, even, but we need a game that does away with everything that has defined GTA over the years and rebuilds it from the ground up. We don't need guns, cars, crime, anything that makes GTA what it always has been.

 

Seriously though, anything that's crime related is always going to be welcome in GTA, whether it has been used before or not, if they can find a way to make a compelling story and amazing game mechanics, how turned off to the game would you be just because it was Mafia-themed again? If it was objectively the best game Rockstar had ever made, had everything you'd ever wanted in the game that had been missed in previous instances - would you still be whining about it being Mafia-themed?

You've got the wrong idea. I love the Mafia theme. For crying out loud, VC is my favourite GTA and Tommy Vercetti is my favourite GTA protagonist. The Mafia section of IV was the most enjoyable part of the game for me.

 

If the setting was right, I'd welcome a Mafia theme. LC was the best location for that and it's been done. If there was an LV DLC at any point, yes bring the Mafia theme along. However I don't see a return to LC and an LV DLC is unlikely, so I don't want a Mafia theme thrown in just for the sake of it being a popular theme. I'd rather an OC theme that's not been properly explored yet, like Hispanc drug cartels.

 

Having said that, I'd take another overused Mafia theme over that corrupt government agent and Fed bullsh*t in V any day.

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RandompedestrianfromLC

50s: No. Im not interested of 50s time.

60s: No, because it will be in mafia 3. Its not a problem though. I kinda like it.

70s: Yeas, I would like a lot. Settings something similar to what Driver 2 was.

80s: Yeas, cool.

90s: Yeas. I would love a game that sets in to LC or other eastcoast city in to 1994-1998 with these new game graphics.

00s: Yeas. Not a best idea now, but not a problem.

10s: Okey, why not.

Future: No...just no.

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Official General

50s: No. Im not interested of 50s time.

60s: No, because it will be in mafia 3. Its not a problem though. I kinda like it.

70s: Yeas, I would like a lot. Settings something similar to what Driver 2 was.

80s: Yeas, cool.

90s: Yeas. I would love a game that sets in to LC or other eastcoast city in to 1994-1998 with these new game graphics.

00s: Yeas. Not a best idea now, but not a problem.

10s: Okey, why not.

Future: No...just no.

Before the 50s: Wouldn't mind a 1920s Chicago era, but Mafia already covered that, so no.

50s: No, not really interested in that era, Mafia II covered it anyway.

60s: No, Mafia III has it covered. Never was excited about a 60s era to be honest.

70s: No, and I don't get the hype and hard on for it either. Was a calm era of organised crime, not exciting.

80s: I love the 80s, but no. VC did this brilliantly, not need to ruin the great legacy it left.

90s: No, SA did this brilliantly, no need to ruin the great legacy it left.

00s: IV did this very well already, not that long ago, so no.

10s: Yes, it's present-day, the most suitable setting.

Future: As a GTA game, no, separate franchise yes.

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Dottie

My main two choices would be:

1970's since it has not been covered yet

Keep it modern (to the times of whenever the game is released)

 

(without including the top-down GTA's)

III and IV were in 2000's

VC and VCS were in the 80's

SA and LCS were in the 90's

 

Mafia have covered the 30's-60's fairly well (we'll see about the 60's when Mafia III is released)

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GTA-Biker

My opinions:

1950s-no,it would feel more like a Mafia game than GTA,maybe as a new separate game

1960s-same as above

1970s-yes,I'd like to see that decade the most (badass muscle cars and chopper bikes,cool music,some interesting crime themes like the African-American mob in East Coast,Asian gangs in SF,old school biker gangs...)

1980s-yes,since I liked GTA VC and VCS a lot,I miss that setting

1990s-maybe,It's not something I really want,but I wouldn't complain if we get it

2000s-maybe some illegal street racing/getaway driving/car theft story set in early-mid 2000s,somewhat similar to the first three F&F movies

2010s-no,I got bored of modern setting

future-no,maybe as a new separate game,but not as GTA

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UAL

Tbh I think setting it in past time periods is very played out. Obviously R* are the pioneers of setting games in previous decades but theres been so many other sandbox titles that followed suit it's just completely over done now.

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Official General

Tbh I think setting it in past time periods is very played out. Obviously R* are the pioneers of setting games in previous decades but theres been so many other sandbox titles that followed suit it's just completely over done now.

Exactly this.

 

Hence why I just think it's best keep to GTA in present day settings.

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Zello

Tbh I think setting it in past time periods is very played out. Obviously R* are the pioneers of setting games in previous decades but theres been so many other sandbox titles that followed suit it's just completely over done now.

I don't see how games in the past have been overdone aside from the Mafia series, the old Godfather games, and Driver parallel lines (That game was a combo of both past and present) what other sandbox games have been set in the past?

 

Just about every other sandbox game is set in the present Saints Row present day, Watch dogs present day...

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woggleman

I feel that every city but New York has had it's wildest decade portrayed in GTA. Easrly 90s LA was it's wildest as was 80s Miami so why shouldn't late 70s New York be portrayed?

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Official General

I feel that every city but New York has had it's wildest decade portrayed in GTA. Easrly 90s LA was it's wildest as was 80s Miami so why shouldn't late 70s New York be portrayed?

New York was not at its wildest in the 70s. I mean it still had a lot of crime, social depravation, inner city decay and poverty, but it certainly was not wild. NYC was wild in the 80s, and I just don't see the point in recreating that, since we've already had the 80s with VC and LC was already done in IV.

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Slonitram

All GTA games that go in the franchise's numerical order took place on pretty much the time they were released. If VI gets launched (let's suppose 2018 for example), it's very likely that the game will take place in 2018. If Rockstar wants to go back in time, they'll probably just slap a "Stories" on the title or the state's name on it. Maybe we could get a Grand Theft Auto: North Yankton?

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thafablifee46

I feel that every city but New York has had it's wildest decade portrayed in GTA. Easrly 90s LA was it's wildest as was 80s Miami so why shouldn't late 70s New York be portrayed?

 

The 70s was definently nycs most wildest decade. The 80s were probably the most violent but the 70s were wild. You had serial killers, blackouts , birth of hip hop , birth of punk rock, street gangs , wall street scams , gambino family , graffiti , bank robberies standoffs , heroin junkies lining up around the block to get their fix. The atmosphere would be crazy. Just because you didnt hear about the crimes of the 70s doesnt mean it was less crazy.

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Pedinhuh

All GTA games that go in the franchise's numerical order took place on pretty much the time they were released. If VI gets launched (let's suppose 2018 for example), it's very likely that the game will take place in 2018. If Rockstar wants to go back in time, they'll probably just slap a "Stories" on the title or the state's name on it. Maybe we could get a Grand Theft Auto: North Yankton?

GTA 2 was released in '99 but it's setting was a retro futuristic 2013.

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GTA-Biker

Tbh I think setting it in past time periods is very played out. Obviously R* are the pioneers of setting games in previous decades but theres been so many other sandbox titles that followed suit it's just completely over done now.

I think the same about modern or future setting,half of the video games titles have turned to modern/future setting in the last decade,even series which have established a past setting in all early games (like MOH,which had 13 games all set in WW2 and then made a game set in present,probably to copy COD's success with MW).Modern and future setting is as overdone nowdays as FPS or strategy games set in WW2 were in mid-late 2000s,I'm actually glad to see some recent games that either kept a past setting,like Assassin's Creed series and Mafia 3,or have turned back to it,like Battlefield 1.

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Official General

 

I feel that every city but New York has had it's wildest decade portrayed in GTA. Easrly 90s LA was it's wildest as was 80s Miami so why shouldn't late 70s New York be portrayed?

The 70s was definently nycs most wildest decade. The 80s were probably the most violent but the 70s were wild. You had serial killers, blackouts , birth of hip hop , birth of punk rock, street gangs , wall street scams , gambino family , graffiti , bank robberies standoffs , heroin junkies lining up around the block to get their fix. The atmosphere would be crazy. Just because you didnt hear about the crimes of the 70s doesnt mean it was less crazy.

Still not appealing to me to have a 70s setting to be honest. The side stuff like the cultural and music scene is great for a GTA setting, but personally I'm more concerned with the crime aspect of it, and the 70s just ain't that interesting to me in that regard. The 70s American organised crime and gang scene just wasn't that eventful enough to interest me seeing it re-created in GTA.

 

Just my opinion, based on what I know.

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UAL

 

Tbh I think setting it in past time periods is very played out. Obviously R* are the pioneers of setting games in previous decades but theres been so many other sandbox titles that followed suit it's just completely over done now.

I don't see how games in the past have been overdone aside from the Mafia series, the old Godfather games, and Driver parallel lines (That game was a combo of both past and present) what other sandbox games have been set in the past?

 

Just about every other sandbox game is set in the present Saints Row present day, Watch dogs present day...

 

 

Scarface TWIY

LA Noire

RDR

Godfather series

Mafia series

plus all the GTA titles that were set in past decades (SA, VC, VCS, LCS, London 1969)

 

It's been done a lot and just isn't as appealing anymore.

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Journey_95

 

How about the italian maffia back in the late 19ct

For f*ck sake, no more Mafia stuff as the main theme man, we've been overdosed with enough of that in GTA as it is. I dot care what era, enough of it.

 

 

Couldn't agree more, really sick of the Mafia at this point. IV handled the modern mob really well, I think its time for new things.

 

But pls real criminal organizations and no FIB and IAA "war". V would have been perfect to finally give mexican cartels a big role in a GTA game (something fresh) but they completely wasted it.

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Sweet Bellic

 

 

How about the italian maffia back in the late 19ct

For f*ck sake, no more Mafia stuff as the main theme man, we've been overdosed with enough of that in GTA as it is. I dot care what era, enough of it.

 

 

Couldn't agree more, really sick of the Mafia at this point. IV handled the modern mob really well, I think its time for new things.

 

But pls real criminal organizations and no FIB and IAA "war". V would have been perfect to finally give mexican cartels a big role in a GTA game (something fresh) but they completely wasted it.

 

Yeah I agree with U

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Triple Vacuum Seal

I really haven't been sold on the going back in time thing. Late 70's NYC would be the most appropriate retro-setting given its cultural significance. But I still don't see the overall appeal since we've yet to exhaust modern-era themes.

R* has barely scratched the surface of East Asian, Middle Eastern, and Latin American organized crime in modern era United States. And aside from the archetypal nationality-based organizations, there are numerous other elements to work with. If R* was feeling ballsy, they could even poke fun at the Jihadi crime groups.

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Official General

 

 

How about the italian maffia back in the late 19ct

 

For f*ck sake, no more Mafia stuff as the main theme man, we've been overdosed with enough of that in GTA as it is. I dot care what era, enough of it.

 

Couldn't agree more, really sick of the Mafia at this point. IV handled the modern mob really well, I think its time for new things.

But pls real criminal organizations and no FIB and IAA "war". V would have been perfect to finally give mexican cartels a big role in a GTA game (something fresh) but they completely wasted it.

I'm still very much a fan of seeing anything Mafia-related in GTA, but just not for the sake of it simply because people find it so popular. It's all down to if a Mafia theme realistically fits in with the location and setting, in some locations it will and some it will not. Hence why we saw no Mafia theme in V, because the Mafia are of no real significance in the LA criminal underworld.bindontbmind the Mafia in GTA as long as they a minor role, only because they still exist in America in real life. However, Rockstar should have focused on something else new or little explored in V which could have been the Hispanic drug cartels, because there is no main GTA game that explored this theme as its main one yet. VC kind of did, but let's face it, it was more about the LC Mafia rather than Hispanic drug cartels. I really believed they would do a Hispanic drug cartel theme in V before we knew details about the game, but dissapointingly they chose not to and opted for that corrupt federal agent bullsh*t. That FIB vs IAA episode in V was such a ridiculous piece of story writing, what a joke. I know GTA is not always realistic, but two government agencies in an actual shootout with each other ? Are Rockstar f*cking for real ? They took wackiness and unrealistic to a whole new level in the worst way possible.

 

In the next GTA, whatever the location is, I just want Rockstar to explore a theme centred on typical organised crime that's not been looked at enough, and that's clearly not the Mafia.

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TheHumanIsland

if I see mafia, I want it to be in the hard times of the mafia - late 80s, 90s, be more like sopranos. Live outside of the city for once, successful mobster who has some problems arise, and travel into it.

 

A new LC where you start outside of the city and have to work your way into it would make it so fresh, as long as the rural and countryside and burbs are big enough. By the time you get into the actual city, you'll love that you're back.

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Darkshadows

A future similar to GTA 2? i would like it

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TheHumanIsland

no, god please no. While still respecting your ability to like it, you see what happened with CoD? And especially the new infinite warfare crap?

 

GTA needs to be realistic. It can't go future I and 90% of fans would hate that. If u want future in GTA, just live that long, okay? :p

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Darkshadows

no, god please no. While still respecting your ability to like it, you see what happened with CoD? And especially the new infinite warfare crap?

 

GTA needs to be realistic. It can't go future I and 90% of fans would hate that. If u want future in GTA, just live that long, okay? :p

I said similar to gta 2 not a future like the new CoD or other futuristic games set in times where i would be dead already. that sh*t would be awful.

gta 2 was in the future but the game looked old as sh*t at the same time. It was like a mix between the past and future (cars were even based in cars from the 50s i think) or they could go back to london in the past? they already did it with the expansions for gta 1 anyway.

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Sunrise Driver

I really hate this "covered" thing. Just because some game (even GTA itself) done it once it doesn't mean that new game with better technology can't be set in the same time period (and even the same theme).

20s and 30s aren't "covered". We only have awful The Godfather and not-so-open-world Mafia 1 with little stuff to do outside the story and with poor draw distance.

 

Mafia 3 only "covers" New Orleans and only in 1968. Using that logic of "covering", Mafia 3 shouldn't be what it is because of "2 GTA London games already covered that era".

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GTAVGG

I really hate this "covered" thing. Just because some game (even GTA itself) done it once it doesn't mean that new game with better technology can't be set in the same time period (and even the same theme).

20s and 30s aren't "covered". We only have awful The Godfather and not-so-open-world Mafia with little stuff to do outside the story, with made up city and with poor draw distance.

 

Mafia 3 only "covers" New Orleans and only in 1968. Using that logic of "covering", Mafia 3 shouldn't be what it is because of "2 GTA London games already covered that era".

I completely agree with that. Just because it was covered doesn't mean it can't be done again. That's like saying the next GTA should be a platformer because open-world has already been covered.

 

Personally, I don't think it completely matters what time the game is set in as long as the game and story is good. That's really all that matters in the end.

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