Are you aware that Grand Theft Auto 5 is coming out? No? Well funnily enough, it is. Relatively soon we’re led to believe and whilst the majority of the universe plays out their lives in wistful ignorance of this gaming goliaths kind-of imminent, kind-of not imminent arrival; we here at WhatCulture towers have allowed ourselves a little bit of excitement…Before quickly stopping such tom-foolery to maintain serious attitudes.
One of the many reasons GTA has elevated itself in to the pantheons of gaming greatness is its stories. Always character driven and emotional whilst not skimping on the humour, the fun and the glorious amounts of bloody violence.
In honour of this, the greatest of GTA’s many qualities, we’ve conjured up a little wish list of top quality story lines we would love to see as the main thrust of GTA 5’s new narrative. Pick any of them, it doesn’t bother us…
1. Standard Hostage Situation
An honest working man struggles through hard times during the economic down turn. Unemployed and unemployable he turns to loan sharks to help him out.
In a completely unpredictable plot turn, the loan sharks get greedy and kidnap his wife and kids until he can get the money he owes; what begins as a short rescue attempt becomes a man’s descent in to organised crime as he tries to infiltrate the massive organisation that has his wife and daughter. (Could this be where the KIFFLOM organisation comes in to it?).
After 40 hours of bloody, emotional gameplay our character is reunited with his wife and child…Just the thought is making me weep.
Good Points About This Story:
Easy for character to explore the world of the police, organised crime and religious cults.
Good freedom for the social commentary that Rockstar love so much.
Character driven and his morals will be more on display as he was not a ‘bad man’ until this story began.
Bad Points About This Story:
Hostage/revenge tail? It’s done quite a bit in the GTA universe; CJ was a hostage to Tenpenny and Niko Bellic was driven by bloodthirsty revenge in GTA 4.