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Posted by StarvingGamer (11361 posts) 3 years, 10 months ago

Poll: Playing Favorites: Franklin, Michael, or Trevor (245 votes)

Franklin, the Gangster 27%
Michael, the Family Man 48%
Trevor, the Drug Dealer 24%

Well, you gotta hand it to Rockstar: If they know anything it's how to cut a compelling trailer. Despite my general dislike for all thing GTA, I can't help but feel pumped for GTAV. Now that we've met the gang, who's your favorite? It's probably just because of the song, but right now I'm really feeling Michael. He seems like the one poised to have the most transformative experience over the course of the game.

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#1 Edited by SecondPersonShooter (845 posts) -

Franklin because TDE

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#2 Posted by ArclightBorealis (1722 posts) -

Such a hard choice between Michael and Trevor for me, but I ultimately chose Trevor. Dude is just so unhinged and crazy (and his lines so far have been pretty funny). He feels like the right character for how most people play GTA, which is fucking shit up everywhere.

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#3 Edited by ThePhantomnaut (6420 posts) -

Trevor has a pretty big personality but I like Michael the most probably due the most human of the bunch.

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#4 Posted by JacDG (2186 posts) -
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#5 Posted by Clonedzero (4206 posts) -

I really like them all honestly. Trevor seems like the most out of control and interesting one though, so i'll go with him for now. There being 3 different protagonists that you play as is a pretty awesome idea.

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#6 Posted by jimmyfenix (3941 posts) -

michael....he needs that chaos !

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#7 Posted by awesomeusername (4606 posts) -

Where's the "All 3" option? Seriously, they all sound like great characters. I can't choose between an old man who hates his life, a crazy guy and CJ's clone.

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#8 Posted by Herk (246 posts) -

I hope Trevor doesn't become too much of a comic relief

unless it's really funny...

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#10 Posted by Ley_Lines (307 posts) -

I enjoyed Franklin's video the best, reminds me of San Andreas.

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#11 Edited by Colourful_Hippie (5710 posts) -

@herk said:

I hope Trevor doesn't become too much of a comic relief

unless it's really funny...

This is my worry too, he seem's like the most obvious therefore the least interesting of the 3. Hopefully that means he will actually have more depth that what's shown in the trailers.

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#12 Posted by Demoskinos (17325 posts) -

I really love the gangster stuff with Franklin. I know we've seen it before with CJ but that was also my favorite GTA game to date. Okay...that is a lie Vice City is my favorite but...San Andreas is my second favorite!

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#13 Edited by Castiel (3277 posts) -

1. Michael. For me he seems like the most nuanced of the trio and Queen is pretty awesome.

2. Trevor. Definitely the funniest of all the trailers and it's really close to be number one.

3. Franklin. Not bad, but also not that surprising. It was pretty much what I was expecting it to be.

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#14 Posted by Encephalon (1702 posts) -

I really liked the Michael trailer.

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#15 Posted by MOAB (563 posts) -

@ley_lines said:

I enjoyed Franklin's video the best, reminds me of San Andreas.

yeah, getting some san andreas nostalgia. trevor looks like the most fun so far.

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#16 Posted by BaneFireLord (3218 posts) -

Michael intrigues me the most, even if he does have the potential to be a Tony Soprano rehash. I'm really looking forward to seeing the interplay between him and his family.

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#17 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3413 posts) -

Michael seems the coolest. I suspect Trevor will be the funniest by far, though.

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#18 Edited by JouselDelka (979 posts) -

You can't knock the hussle, son. Gotta keep hussling.

Basically San Andreas was my favorite out of the bunch.

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#19 Posted by Chaser324 (8080 posts) -

For the time being, I've got Franklin at the top of my list followed closely by Michael. I can see both of those characters having pretty solid story arcs associated with them throughout GTA V.

Trevor on the other hand, while I'm sure he'll bring a lot of crazy and keep things entertaining, I don't see anywhere for that character to really go. I'm sure the Houser brothers will manage to do something interesting with him, but it just isn't clear what exactly it's going to be.

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#20 Posted by Winternet (8397 posts) -

Michael, by far. It's the one that gives Rockstar more to work with with, creatively speaking, and is also the one that is further away from past GTA characters.

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#21 Posted by McGhee (6128 posts) -

I'm tired of reluctant heroes. So I'll go with the crazy redneck.

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#22 Posted by brianmcdon (87 posts) -

I'm sure Trevor is going to do some crazy stuff throughout his story arc but I think Michael is my favourite so far.

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#23 Posted by CaLe (4755 posts) -

It's more impressive that none of them seem uninteresting.

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#24 Posted by Seppli (11232 posts) -

Semi-suicidal, full-blown psychopath Trevor for me. I like to play my GTA games *RPG-style*, and Trevor seems like the guy to be, if one roleplays in a GTA game.

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#25 Posted by phantomzxro (1613 posts) -

1 Franklin - I feel he will be the most down to earth guy out of the three, being in a tough spot while trying to do better.

2 Micheal - Micheal is cool and i think his story will be the center piece but i kinda feel like you know his deal already rich guy with rich problems.

3 Trevor - Trevor seems alright in that crazy you don't know what he will do next and ultimately screw up the other two hard work with his craziness. but

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#26 Posted by Nodima (1972 posts) -

Michael just does NOT sound like a man in his 40s to me, so the jury's still out on him for me. All his cutscenes look really interesting to me, though, since none of them appear to be OBVIOUS mission-starters.

I got to go with Franklin, because Trevor seems like your basic video game crazy, but Franklin had the best edits and the best friends (I loved hearing "sni-i-ITCH", it's been a while).

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#27 Edited by Mrsignerman44 (1105 posts) -

I'm definitely most excited to play Michael's story. But then again, all of them look really awesome.

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#28 Edited by ThomasG666 (155 posts) -

Trevor! He looks batshit insane!

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#29 Edited by MrKlorox (11142 posts) -

Trevor because he's the first character since Tommy Vercetti that feels like he should be a GTA protagonist. But I'll still enjoy role-playing the other two when I'm not causing mayhem and slaughtering innocent pedestrians.

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#30 Posted by MiniPato (2821 posts) -

I'm getting a Breaking Bad vibe here, so I'll go with Franklin.

Michael is obviously Walter White. Guy who probably got into crime to set his family up for the good life, but then became addicted to the power and thrills of crime and went back to it after he got bored of being rich. Franklin is his Jesse Pinkman I'm assuming from Michael's line in the previous trailer saying that Franklin is like "the son I never had." At some point Franklin's going to realize that killing people in large elaborate heists is no different than the gang life he was trying to escape and there's going to be tension between them. If it follows the Walt/Jesse relationship, Michael's gonna be a huge asshole later down the line and Franklin's going to end up being the thug with the heart of gold who tries to bring Michael back down to earth.

Trevor's the only one I don't really care about because he doesn't care and he has no real stake in the story, at least just based on everything we know thus far. He doesn't really have any motivation except for the excitement of the action. That type of character can certainly work and he's most likely there to offset the seriousness of the other two, but from his character vignette, I'm not really interested in his part of the story.

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#31 Edited by xyzygy (10595 posts) -

Trevor looks hilarious. Can't wait to play as him. They all look great though.

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#32 Edited by Rebel_Scum (1235 posts) -

I prefer Michael's story but Trevor reminds me of Murdoch from the A-Team and is probably the most interesting character because of that link I have in my mind about him. Franklin as a character and his story will probably surprised me more since I don't have as high expectations as I do for the others.

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#33 Posted by Yummylee (24646 posts) -
@castiel said:

1. Michael. For me he seems like the most nuanced of the trio and Queen is pretty awesome.

2. Trevor. Definitely the funniest of all the trailers and it's really close to be number one.

3. Franklin. Not bad, but also not that surprising. It was pretty much what I was expecting it to be.

This sums up my thoughts pretty well. I voted Michael anywhoo, as that sort of professional career criminal--with all of his Tony Soprano similarities including the family and stuff--sounds really appealing to me.

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#34 Posted by Scroll (627 posts) -

I hope that when you swap to play as Trevor that he's always up to no good, preferably in the process of beating up old people.

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#35 Edited by ZetaRidge (3 posts) -

They're all great but I'll have to go with Franklin since his trailer of this game reminds me the good old days of gang bangin' in San Andreas. Plus I think the trailer had the best music of all. However, I am interested in Michael and how things will go during the story. As for Trevor though......He's nuts....and I kinda like him. Humorous whilst absolutely insane. I definitely can't wait for this game. :)

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#36 Edited by jimmyfenix (3941 posts) -

@scroll said:

I hope that when you swap to play as Trevor that he's always up to no good, preferably in the process of beating up old people.

when game informer played the demo in november they said when rockstar switched to trevor he was sitting on a toilet having constipation issues :D

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#37 Posted by Demoskinos (17325 posts) -

@scroll said:

I hope that when you swap to play as Trevor that he's always up to no good, preferably in the process of beating up old people.

when game informer played the demo in november they said when rockstar switched to trevor he was sitting on a toilet having constipation issues :D

So wait... the main characters when you aren't controlling them continue to do "stuff" in the world?

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#38 Posted by jimmyfenix (3941 posts) -

@jimmyfenix said:

@scroll said:

I hope that when you swap to play as Trevor that he's always up to no good, preferably in the process of beating up old people.

when game informer played the demo in november they said when rockstar switched to trevor he was sitting on a toilet having constipation issues :D

So wait... the main characters when you aren't controlling them continue to do "stuff" in the world?

yes. apparently they said when rockstar switched back to franklin he was in a strip club. i think its going to get weird if you take franklin to the hill billy town or if you take trevor to south los santos

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#39 Posted by Demoskinos (17325 posts) -

@jimmyfenix: Well fuck me. I hadn't heard that before. Thats pretty nuts.

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#40 Posted by Heltom92 (810 posts) -

That Michael trailer was fucking awesome so he's my favourite for now, even though he is the most typical GTA protagonist of the three.

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#41 Edited by WalkerTR77 (1810 posts) -

Easily Michael. I hope his portion of the game heavily features dad music. Fucking Phil Collins, Huey Lewis, Robert Palmer, Queen, Genesis all of it.

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#42 Edited by Scroll (627 posts) -

@scroll said:

I hope that when you swap to play as Trevor that he's always up to no good, preferably in the process of beating up old people.

when game informer played the demo in november they said when rockstar switched to trevor he was sitting on a toilet having constipation issues :D

That sounds wonderful.

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#43 Edited by Bourbon_Warrior (4569 posts) -

They all seem pretty great, I sure the scenes involving all of them will be amazing.

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#44 Posted by Veektarius (6102 posts) -

Franklin had the best trailer, so I voted for him, but the whole, "Guy who wants to stop committing crimes but keeps committing crimes" seems a lot like Nico Bellic's improbably story, so I hope it's not just a black rehash of that.

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#45 Edited by Bourbon_Warrior (4569 posts) -

@veektarius said:

Franklin had the best trailer, so I voted for him, but the whole, "Guy who wants to stop committing crimes but keeps committing crimes" seems a lot like Nico Bellic's improbably story, so I hope it's not just a black rehash of that.

Not improbable at all, he got pulled back into crime though helping his cousin, just needed a taste like a drug addict. Plus alot of the missions he was doing was just for information about the man that betrayed him.

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#46 Posted by RollingZeppelin (2429 posts) -

Franklin cause he reminds me of Stringer Bell from the Wire.

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#47 Posted by Chaser324 (8080 posts) -

@bourbon_warrior said:

@veektarius said:

Franklin had the best trailer, so I voted for him, but the whole, "Guy who wants to stop committing crimes but keeps committing crimes" seems a lot like Nico Bellic's improbably story, so I hope it's not just a black rehash of that.

Not improbable at all, he got pulled back into crime though helping his cousin, just needed a taste like a drug addict. Plus alot of the missions he was doing was just for information about the man that betrayed him.

I'm not so sure. Franklin seems to want to get out of the hood and stop messing around with small time drug dealing and gang beefs, but it doesn't seem like he's necessarily interested in getting out of crime altogether. His motivation for teaming up with Michael seems like it's just to do crime on a bigger, better, and classier level.

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#48 Edited by Irvandus (3170 posts) -

I want to say Franklin because of my love for San Andreas but Michael seems like a much more interesting character.

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#49 Edited by Hawkerace (301 posts) -

Michael reminds me of Vercetti.

Vote.

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#50 Edited by Redbullet685 (6453 posts) -

I gotta say Franklin cause his story really reminds me of San Andreas and I love me some San Andreas.