Is Tommy Vercetti the protagonist in the trailer?

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Posted by turboman (9103 posts) -

You be the judge! In my opinion, it sounds like Ray Liotta to me.

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#1 Posted by turboman (9103 posts) -

You be the judge! In my opinion, it sounds like Ray Liotta to me.

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#2 Posted by pr1mus (4158 posts) -

Tommy would be 60 now. I don't think it's him, he just doesn't seem that old. It'd be great though, Tommy is the most interesting protagonist of any GTA game in my opinion.

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#3 Posted by theodacourt (590 posts) -

It does sound like Ray Liotta, but the accent is too different I think. I hope it is Vercetti though.

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#4 Posted by natetodamax (19462 posts) -

The main character is Hispanic according to the leak. Ray Liotta is not Hispanic as far as I know.

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#5 Posted by uniform (1842 posts) -

@natetodamax said:

Ray Liotta is not Hispanic as far as I know.

Heh. Correct. He's not Italian either. He's Scottish-Irish I believe.

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#6 Posted by DoctorTran (1595 posts) -
@natetodamax
The main character is Hispanic according to the leak. Ray Liotta is not Hispanic as far as I know.
That is of course assuming the leak is correct.
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#7 Posted by Aishan (1066 posts) -

Tommy was a complete sociopath. He is not the "settling down" type of guy.

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#8 Posted by SteamPunkJin (1283 posts) -

Doesn't sound like Ray Liotta at all - and if it were him why would they ask him to change the accent for Tommy? 
Besides, in GTA IV there's Graffiti that hints at the fate of Claude, Tommy and CJ - they're all dead by the events of GTA IV. Of course it's a guess, but GTV probably takes place after GTA IV

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#9 Posted by danielkempster (2702 posts) -

I don't see it being the case. GTAIV's universe was pretty much completely removed from that of the GTAIII/VC/SA era, and I don't see why GTAV would reverse that. Personally, I'm all for a completely new protagonist. Tommy Vercetti was a great character, but I'd much rather meet a new great character than revisit an old one.

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#10 Posted by Pink (5 posts) -

The older white guy is featured a lot throughout the trailer, which I think means he's more likely to be the protagonist (he also seems to be the narrator). Also I think the voice is off, I don't think it's Ray Liotta and if he actually was meant to be Tommy Vercetti, not only would he be way too old, but he would not move from Vice City to San Andreas because of the weather. Also, there is a hispanic dude also shown a lot in the trailer, which could suggest the rumour of multiple characters is true?

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#11 Edited by SlightConfuse (3996 posts) -

the white guy looked to be the protagonist but who knows they could be setting up a new nikoverse where this and 4 are in the same timeline

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#12 Posted by breadfan (6803 posts) -
@slightconfuse

the white guy looked to the the protaginst but who knows they could be setting up a new nikoverse where this and 4 are in the same timeline

Nikoverse. You win the internet.
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#13 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7598 posts) -

I definitely think the idea of multiple protagonists makes sense, as one of the main complaints about GTA IV was how much the story was padded out.

You'd have this middle aged white guy trying to settle down, the black guy in the suburbs and the struggling actress trying to make ends meat (who's voice actor talked about the game, but could just be an NPC). As for Vercetti, I'd love if it's him trying to settle down and start a new life.. But I think they'll stick to the GTA tradition of always having a new protagonist.

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#14 Posted by bartok (3074 posts) -
@natetodamax: If Charles Heston and Paul Newman can play Mexicans then any actor can be any race at anytime. 
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#15 Posted by FunExplosions (5534 posts) -
@WinterSnowblind I think you found one of the more likely scenarios.
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#16 Posted by BlameGamer (99 posts) -

@SteamPunkJin: Source? Or link to the graffiti?

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#17 Posted by Shawn (3842 posts) -

Wouldn't Vercetti have to be in his 60s if GTA V is set in present time?

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#19 Edited by Ghostiet (5832 posts) -

I doubt it's him, since GTA 4 rebooted the continuity.

Also, I'm still thinking we're going to see multiple protagonists. If this is San Andreas and not just Los Santos, one for each city would make sense, I think. It'd be hard to pull off, but hey, let's see.

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#20 Posted by Marcsman (3597 posts) -

I certainly hope it's Tommy V. He was the best, also bring back the coke snorting lawyer too.

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#21 Posted by Hellstrom (206 posts) -

The guy they showed a lot could very well just be one of the mission givers telling his story. You never know.

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#22 Posted by mikey87144 (2102 posts) -

Lupe made two albums before Lasers. Food and Liquor is great and so is The Cool. Lasers's... I think you're being too kind to it. It was awful mainstream shit.

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#23 Posted by InternetCrab (1581 posts) -

Maybe it is Ray Liotta, but it can't possibly be Tommy, where this game plays out Tommy would be really old. Hopefully a new protagonist in GTA V. Tommy is an extremely good main character though.

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#24 Posted by Daiphyer (1478 posts) -

@Marcsman said:

I certainly hope it's Tommy V. He was the best, also bring back the coke snorting lawyer too.

PAUL ROSENBERG TO ACTION!

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#25 Posted by jillsandwich (804 posts) -

@Aishan said:

Tommy was a complete sociopath. He is not the "settling down" type of guy.

What Rockstar character isn't a sociopath?

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#26 Posted by Fjordson (2568 posts) -

@jillsandwich said:

@Aishan said:

Tommy was a complete sociopath. He is not the "settling down" type of guy.

What Rockstar character isn't a sociopath?

Characters in general? Plenty. Protagonists? Not as many...lol.

Though I don't think John Marston was a sociopath.

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