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Author:   trigger_man
Date:   Jan 15, 04 at 10:34am (PST)
Subject:   create-a-storyline for the next GTA!!!
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we're all familiar with the small time crook who is out for revenge on his coniving girlfriend... or the mafioso fresh out tha penn who is trying to take over a city... but what's next?


post your ideas... what would you like the storyline to be about?

this is my rendition of a GTA story...

in the present time... you are the right-hand man of an Italian crime-boss whos empire is located in a sprawling Urban metropolis... every thug of every gang pays you respect... even the law answers to you...
(the first half of the game)
you arrive in the old country (ITALY...duh) and proceed to take care of business in place of your Boss... you are the the Don's personal task man, his cleaner. Lately many of the Families in Italy have lost some sense of what it means to be part of the mafia. the Don has assigned you the task of reminding them...
(second half of the game)
upon your return to your hometown to reclaim your seat next to the Boss, you find that the there has been a coup-de-etat and you find your self in a bitter turf battle between the very families that once honored an allegiance to your boss. you find your boss MIA... assumed to be dead and there you are at the top of every one's hit list... your friends are few and far in between, and it's up to you to take the streets back for yourself...

so what do you guys want to see happen?
---like my story? PM me for more details...



Edit: Sheesh! I can't believe there isn't another storyline thread for the next game. I assume you want this to be the plot, characters and what you think the career story is going to be right? Anyway, GREAT Idea! I think this is an important thread so I listed it into the Topics Listings. -ChiroVette

This message was edited by ChiroVette(moderator) on Jan 17 2004.



Author:   KRUTON 9000
Date:   Jan 17, 04 at 10:41am (PST)
Subject:   re: create-a-storyline for the next GTA!!!
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Wow this turned out to be really wrong but all the connections made between VC, LC, the Liberty Tree, and made up connections to SA are damn good.

I'd like to see R* go more in depth with the already existing stories between the gangs. Like lets say that right after the events of VC Tommy heads up to LC to try to control the mafia up north. He thinks he should be the succesor to the buisness of the Forelli Mafia since he was the one who took out Sonny. So when the Vercetti Mafia arrive they learn that there is already another mafia trying to take over the Forelli's buisness, the Leone Mafia. So after a 3 way blood bath power struggle the Leone's own the LC mafia. The Vercetti Mafia couldn't win because they were short of men, since they came from out of town. And the Forelli's were unable to take control because of the damage done by Tommy Vercetti. Discouraged, Tommy heads back down south to VC. Determined not to stop on his quest for supreme power, Vercetti decides that they should go set up on the Southwest coast, to control drug trafficing from Asia, South America, and Mexico.

So now flash forward to 2001. Vercetti contols Vice City and San Andreas, and the Leones own LC. But the death of Don Salvatore Leone in 2001 has damaged the Leone's, as bad as the murder of Sonny Forelli hurt the Forelli Mafia. So now the Leone's are loosing power in LC. The continuing turf war with the Triads has killed off many Leone's, and the people of LC are loosing respect for the them, no longer fearing them. The Forelli's see their oppurtunity to strike and take it. They declare war with the Leone's, and take sides with the Triads becaue of their diminished numbers. Short into this gang war Tommy Vercetti learns of the news of Don Leone's death. Still embarassed of his loss in LC so many years ago he realizes this is his chance to take revenge. He heads up north once again, determined to win. When he arrives he learns that the Forelli's are involved, and already have taken over most of St. Marks. He knows that the Forelli's have sided with the Triads, and he knows if he wants a shot at owning the mafia he also needs to side with the locals. So he meets with the Japanese Yakuza, and makes a deal with them. In exchange for helping the Vercetti Mafia, the Yakuza will get land in San Andreas and ports to ship contraband to and from Japan. The Yakuza agree and form an alliance with the Vercetti Mafia, both in Liberty City and San Andreas. Now the Yakuza are fighting with the Vercetti's against the alliance of the Triads and Forelli's who are trying to exterminate the last of the Leones. The Yakuza/Vercetti alliance begin to take over St. Marks, overpowering the Triads and Forelli's. At this point the Leone's are all dead or gone, abdoning all hope. It looks apparent that the Vercetti Mafia will finally own LC, doing away with the Forelli's once and for all. But then the Yakuza learn that the Vercetti Mafia has been doing buisness with the Columbian Cartel, the Yakuza's rival after the death of Kenji Kasen, an execution completed by the Cartel. As it turns out Tommy has done buisness with the Cartel in VC ports. The Yakuza break off the alliance with Vercetti, and told him to leave town or die. With this turn of events the Forellis take over the mafia in LC. But down south in San Andreas the Yakuza are refusing to give up land given to them by the Vercetti Mafia.

At this point in time(present time) the Forelli Mafia now have control over the LC mafia after hiding in the shadows for 15 years. Vercetti still owns all of VC, his home town. But now in San Andreas there is a war between the Vercetti Mafia and the Yakuzas. The Vercetti's demand their property back since the Yakuza broke off the alliance, but the Yakuza say the Vercetti's were the ones who double crossed them, associating with the enemy. The Yakuza refuse to give up the land and war is declared. And this is where the game picks up. You are a Vercetti fighting against the Yakuza in San Andreas.

It seems kind of un-original to have you play as a Vercetti in the game but if they had it go really far in depth like this story then it would work. It would be cool if they told a story like this throughout the whole game in flashback, telling a little part of the story in movies as the game progresses. When I wrote this I tried to include stuff from VC, like Vercetti, Vercetti Mafia, on-going war between Vercetti's and Forelli's; GTA3, like the Leone's, the fact that Forelli's are still left in LC, turf war between Leone's and Triads, death of Don Leone, Leone and Yakuza rivalry, death of Kenji, Columbian Cartel vs. Yakuza; and the Liberty Tree, such as the 1986 blood bath in LC for control of the mafia.



Author:   gamesprite No1
Date:   Jan 17, 04 at 11:13pm (PST)
Subject:   re: create-a-storyline for the next GTA!!!
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What I see is a member of a small unknown gang. Suddenly they get raided by some cops at a meeting. As the survivors try and escape some rival gang members cause them some trouble. The main character and some others get away. He starts off by wanting to find out who snitched about where they were and getting revenge on the gangs. It builds up to finally when the gang is complete again and they have a last stand in a mansion while all the other gangs send their finest.

Basically it's about this gang being known and about getting cash too obviously. So yeah that's pretty much it.



Author:   suicide_kid
Date:   Jan 21, 04 at 3:57pm (PST)
Subject:   re: create-a-storyline for the next GTA!!!
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The story line should be like there are a few new guys treating your rep. They have already taken control part of San Andreas and Tommy hops on a boat and goes down there to help out some of his friends. They all here about a new guy hows coming to town and the one and only to kill Sonny. They prepare for your arrival and Tommy jumps off and swims to safety after the boat explodes in a huge shootout between your body guards. There all killed, but they did it to save your life.

When Tommy gets to the beach everything is destroy and the bad guy think your dead. Tommy finds a beach house that is abandoned with two garages. This house is one that is on the outside of town. You can go inside and save. But, when you start making money it becomes one of your official properties.

This was my thoughts about what the next GTA Plot should be.



Author:   Shadow_Fayde
Date:   Jan 21, 04 at 7:33pm (PST)
Subject:   re: create-a-storyline for the next GTA!!!
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Well, I think that in the beginning there shoudl be a news report that the Tectonic Plates under the earths crust have jogged and has seriously damaged the surface. LA and San Fransico are in wreck. That could be the reason for not being able to get to the other islands yet...



Author:   Daisy
Date:   Jan 22, 04 at 4:12pm (PST)
Subject:   re: create-a-storyline for the next GTA!!!
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These are killer ideas!

Lemme see if I can come up with one.....OK!

You are a convict in prison for (hee hee) car theft, when a devasting earthquake rocks the San Andreas area. The quake makes some walls in the prison crack and crumble and many criminals, including yourself, escape out into the city. The police are so overwhemled trying to catch murders, rapists, and mafioso, they overlook you, and you melt into the underbelly of the city.

One of the other people that escaped in the mass exodus from the prison is a criminal mastermind, that had been being held for tax fraud. He knows you from the prison and offers you some work, because he needs to keep a low profile, so he needs a faceless hood to do some of his dirty work. So begins your accent of the criminal ladder.



Author:   adrenalrush
Date:   Jan 22, 04 at 8:53pm (PST)
Subject:   re: create-a-storyline for the next GTA!!!
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SETTING: 10 YEARS AGO, SAN FRANCISCO BAY.
Scene: The oil tanker, Belle TransJet is sitting in the middle of the bay, surrounded by several Predators. On deck is a masked man in combat fatigues shouting from a megaphone, with a British accent. After the Police drop forty SWAT officers on the deck, he retreats into the bridge. The camera zooms out as the ship explodes in a fireball oblierating the Predators. As a fiery oil slick begins to creep across the surface, a Dinghy flees the ship.
FLASH-FORWARD TO THE PRESENT DAY: Barrow-in-Furness, England.
Scene: Several police cars, SWAT vehicles, and military helicopters swarm on a brownstone building. The scene shows several commandos going door-to-door. The objective? The masked terrorist. Once he is seized, the terrorist is extradited to San Francisco to stand trail for terrorism, killing police officers, and fleeing justice. As the plane lands, a missile fired from a idling Bobcat hits a landing gear, causing the jet to flip over and roll a few times before coming to rest upside down. The man, identified by his jumpsuit as "Howell" flees the plane. This is where the game starts. You are Richard Howell, the 1984 Belle bomber. You have to lie low for a while, doing small-time jobs such as escort duty, picking up girls, dropping off money and the such. After a while, you are contacted by Don Santino Marrazano, the head boss in San Andreas. Soon, you rise to the rank of caporegime for the first island. The family is in power, peace exists... until a bullet kills Santino Marrazano. The island then explodes in war, causing increased police presence on the island. As if things couldn't get worse, a powerful earthquake severs all ties to the next two islands. You must do missions to advance into a shadowy, cutthroat, and war-torn world to become the capo tutti di capi of San Andreas.



Author:   Shadow_Fayde
Date:   Jan 22, 04 at 9:08pm (PST)
Subject:   re: create-a-storyline for the next GTA!!!
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quote Crazy Daisy
These are killer ideas!

Lemme see if I can come up with one.....OK!

You are a convict in prison for (hee hee) car theft, when a devasting earthquake rocks the San Andreas area. The quake makes some walls in the prison crack and crumble and many criminals, including yourself, escape out into the city. The police are so overwhemled trying to catch murders, rapists, and mafioso, they overlook you, and you melt into the underbelly of the city.

One of the other people that escaped in the mass exodus from the prison is a criminal mastermind, that had been being held for tax fraud. He knows you from the prison and offers you some work, because he needs to keep a low profile, so he needs a faceless hood to do some of his dirty work. So begins your accent of the criminal ladder.
Yeah, as the story unfolds you surpass his skills, he gets mad and tries to kill you by hiring Gun-men, until he must do it himself...



Author:   cheatin_man
Date:   Jan 25, 04 at 6:39pm (PST)
Subject:   re: create-a-storyline for the next GTA!!!
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heres my story line...here i go with another long post im sure

ok it should be about a guy who noone ever loved his parents abused him...but they were arrested for attempted murder on you!10 years later you just turned 18 and your out of the orphan home...but somethings not right he doesnt feel like such a nice guy anymore....he gets invlolved into gangs short time after he is almost shot to death...when he got outa the hospital he was under arrest...he had been framed....but why, and who...so hes put on death row...a week before he dies some strange man in a black raincoat busts him out....who is this man...why is this man saving him?so now that hes out he sets off for the basterd who got him locked up...Blah blah blah the story unfolds blah blah blah....ok finally at the end of the story and whats this the same guy who saved you...not only is trying to kill you but he was the one who framed you!...dun dun dunnnnnn





Author:   cheatin_man
Date:   Jan 25, 04 at 6:43pm (PST)
Subject:   re: create-a-storyline for the next GTA!!!
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quote KRUTON 9000
Wow this turned out to be really wrong but all the connections made between VC, LC, the Liberty Tree, and made up connections to SA are damn good.

I'd like to see R* go more in depth with the already existing stories between the gangs. Like lets say that right after the events of VC Tommy heads up to LC to try to control the mafia up north. He thinks he should be the succesor to the buisness of the Forelli Mafia since he was the one who took out Sonny. So when the Vercetti Mafia arrive they learn that there is already another mafia trying to take over the Forelli's buisness, the Leone Mafia. So after a 3 way blood bath power struggle the Leone's own the LC mafia. The Vercetti Mafia couldn't win because they were short of men, since they came from out of town. And the Forelli's were unable to take control because of the damage done by Tommy Vercetti. Discouraged, Tommy heads back down south to VC. Determined not to stop on his quest for supreme power, Vercetti decides that they should go set up on the Southwest coast, to control drug trafficing from Asia, South America, and Mexico.

So now flash forward to 2001. Vercetti contols Vice City and San Andreas, and the Leones own LC. But the death of Don Salvatore Leone in 2001 has damaged the Leone's, as bad as the murder of Sonny Forelli hurt the Forelli Mafia. So now the Leone's are loosing power in LC. The continuing turf war with the Triads has killed off many Leone's, and the people of LC are loosing respect for the them, no longer fearing them. The Forelli's see their oppurtunity to strike and take it. They declare war with the Leone's, and take sides with the Triads becaue of their diminished numbers. Short into this gang war Tommy Vercetti learns of the news of Don Leone's death. Still embarassed of his loss in LC so many years ago he realizes this is his chance to take revenge. He heads up north once again, determined to win. When he arrives he learns that the Forelli's are involved, and already have taken over most of St. Marks. He knows that the Forelli's have sided with the Triads, and he knows if he wants a shot at owning the mafia he also needs to side with the locals. So he meets with the Japanese Yakuza, and makes a deal with them. In exchange for helping the Vercetti Mafia, the Yakuza will get land in San Andreas and ports to ship contraband to and from Japan. The Yakuza agree and form an alliance with the Vercetti Mafia, both in Liberty City and San Andreas. Now the Yakuza are fighting with the Vercetti's against the alliance of the Triads and Forelli's who are trying to exterminate the last of the Leones. The Yakuza/Vercetti alliance begin to take over St. Marks, overpowering the Triads and Forelli's. At this point the Leone's are all dead or gone, abdoning all hope. It looks apparent that the Vercetti Mafia will finally own LC, doing away with the Forelli's once and for all. But then the Yakuza learn that the Vercetti Mafia has been doing buisness with the Columbian Cartel, the Yakuza's rival after the death of Kenji Kasen, an execution completed by the Cartel. As it turns out Tommy has done buisness with the Cartel in VC ports. The Yakuza break off the alliance with Vercetti, and told him to leave town or die. With this turn of events the Forellis take over the mafia in LC. But down south in San Andreas the Yakuza are refusing to give up land given to them by the Vercetti Mafia.

At this point in time(present time) the Forelli Mafia now have control over the LC mafia after hiding in the shadows for 15 years. Vercetti still owns all of VC, his home town. But now in San Andreas there is a war between the Vercetti Mafia and the Yakuzas. The Vercetti's demand their property back since the Yakuza broke off the alliance, but the Yakuza say the Vercetti's were the ones who double crossed them, associating with the enemy. The Yakuza refuse to give up the land and war is declared. And this is where the game picks up. You are a Vercetti fighting against the Yakuza in San Andreas.

It seems kind of un-original to have you play as a Vercetti in the game but if they had it go really far in depth like this story then it would work. It would be cool if they told a story like this throughout the whole game in flashback, telling a little part of the story in movies as the game progresses. When I wrote this I tried to include stuff from VC, like Vercetti, Vercetti Mafia, on-going war between Vercetti's and Forelli's; GTA3, like the Leone's, the fact that Forelli's are still left in LC, turf war between Leone's and Triads, death of Don Leone, Leone and Yakuza rivalry, death of Kenji, Columbian Cartel vs. Yakuza; and the Liberty Tree, such as the 1986 blood bath in LC for control of the mafia.
dude your not just talking about the plot your telling the whole damn story!but that would be good



Author:   Jax06
Date:   Feb 01, 04 at 8:19pm (PST)
Subject:   re: create-a-storyline for the next GTA!!!
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Hmm.

The main character goes out with his "gang", and his "right-hand man" along with him. They go to eat but it turns out that there is another gang there that is causing some trouble.

They start to pick on the main character's gang and the it leads to a fight, the other gang's leader took the main guy's right-hand man, took him hostage and killed him.

The gang's leader gets away in a car, you go and steal a car and chase after him, but he loses you.





Author:   strider043
Date:   Feb 28, 04 at 12:10am (PST)
Subject:   re: create-a-storyline for the next GTA!!!
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well I got to thinking that alot of PS2 Games really need to be longer because so far I've completed all the games I've bought in less than a week so I'm thinking this GTA should have 2 or 3 disks and multiple cities that increase difficulty due to obstacles and Style of traffic you're not used to.

Disk one:

Part one:

You're a Hitman for a Vigilante group in the Dark shadows of Liberty City The Police cannot find your group and your gang is the most wanted. one day you heard there was a Car theft and drove to the scene, you don't see the stolen car, you don't even see skid marks but suddenly the police sirens sound off and you're surrounded you discover its a trap! all your team mates are massacred by the cops you survived by luck and stole a police car deciding to go full crime to Make the money to escape the City and the police. but who would want to hire you since you pissed off almost every gang? you luckilly found a small time chop shop. the mechanic has several jobs for you.

Part Two:

You noticed you made a mistake by asking for these jobs, the Mechanic Made them nearly impossible they consisted of going out into the middle of gang wars that started over drugs and cash and taking what they were fighting over then making an escape as both gangs begin to have a war over you, luckilly the escape to the chop shop was only a 10 minute drive(can't shoot with the stuff in your hand so escaping is a little more challenging, you can also drop the stuff but the gang members will try to get it), they also consists of maximum security jail breaks that must stay unknown to others untill you finish the break out.
you finally get the money and get on a Train to alaska during winter.

Part Three:

the police happened to follow you to the train(which only consisted of afew people due to the station having too many shootouts nearby) and now you must make your way to safety while fighting off cops the only place close to safe that could help you get rid of the cops is the top of the train, you then climb on top of it and must fist fight the cops knocking them off the top(The train is pretty big so you don't have to worry about sudden slips) then you go back inside and you sleep for the rest of the night

Disk 2

you wake up noticing the train overturned and it is covered in snow you look in the emergency tool shed to get a snow shovel then shovel your way out and you do more missions in alaska as the seasons can pass you eventually go back to liberty with no wanted level and trash other things untill you take over the cops



Author:   PoisonedCookies
Date:   Feb 29, 04 at 1:59am (PST)
Subject:   re: create-a-storyline for the next GTA!!!
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quote gamesprite No1
What I see is a member of a small unknown gang. Suddenly they get raided by some cops at a meeting. As the survivors try and escape some rival gang members cause them some trouble. The main character and some others get away. He starts off by wanting to find out who snitched about where they were and getting revenge on the gangs. It builds up to finally when the gang is complete again and they have a last stand in a mansion while all the other gangs send their finest.

Basically it's about this gang being known and about getting cash too obviously. So yeah that's pretty much it.
*cough* *cough* Scarface *cough* *cough*

Honestly man, the last stand in the mansion has been done before. VC was so much like Scarface it wasn't even funny, but they did make it interesting. Reason why I love VC so much.

Ok, San Adreas.

Setting: 2004
Location: San Adreas

Revenge is sweet.....
Kidnapped and thrown outta town by the Leone Family(or whats left of it,) in Liberty City the main character, seeks revenge. Waking up on the side of a dirt road, he discovers a flyer about San Adreas. Sunshine, Girls, and whealth lure him to the islands of San Adreas. Shortly after arriving he discovers quickly that this is a whole new game. The German, French, Japanease and Italian Gangs all seem to be running the show. Wanting to gain power he walks the streets of San Adreas looking for opertunity. He works hard as there are all sorts of twists and turns of the funhouse called San Adreas as he finally reaches the top and controls the town with an iron fist, he finally declares war on the Leone Family, and that we will leave to the next GTA.




Author:   Bizzybone702
Date:   Feb 29, 04 at 6:41am (PST)
Subject:   re: create-a-storyline for the next GTA!!!
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Here's mine, I posted this in another thread somewhere.

I'd have the storyline go as follows; the story takes place in the late 1960s in a San Francisco based San Andreas ofcourse. The main character is in the US Military off fighting in Vietnam untill he gets court-martialed from the service because of an incident he had where he murdered an innocent civilian in a raid on a small village, kind of like the movie Platoon if anyone has seen it.

He escapes custody with the help of his guitar-playing friend Timi Hendrix (heh, heh) and eventually gets back on the streets of San Andreas trying to avoid a trial and possiable time in jail. So the guy is a wanted man from the beginning, and it starts off from there...



Author:   hardcore101
Date:   Apr 16, 04 at 11:13pm (PST)
Subject:   re: create-a-storyline for the next GTA!!!
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How about this instead of starting when you just got out of jail you start inside of jail and you start with twenty days left that would be kinda cool


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