So obviously I've never played this game, but I am curious about playing. Is Niko a bad guy drug dealer? I'm asking because I won't want to play as a bad guy.
I won't want to play as a bad guy.
He's definitely not the worst guy in the game! There are far badder guys than him as you'll see towards the end. In fact, apart from his murderous tendencies (he is a veteran of some pretty violent Yugoslavian conflicts, after all) he's a pretty down-to-earth guy just wanting to making the most of the American Dream, which he realizes isn't all as good as it seems to appear from the outside.
Niko Bellic isn't only a drug dealer, he's a straihgt up gangsta pusha. There's this one mission where you gotta go around and sell the drugs right, but nobody ain't buying, so then he decides to make new customers. You go into a orphanage and lace the water with the stuff then black mails the head honcho of the place to work for him, if they all want enough drugs to get them by.
Lol. This reminds me of when news of Bellic's character first broke in Spring 2007. The Internet as is its want became enraged at the thought of potentially playing as a Middle Eastern ex-terrorist. The boards were full of much vitriol and rage.
Turned out a few days later that Niko was just a war criminal, drug dealing, human trafficking, amoral killer. And no gave a shit.
Gamers in a nutshell really.