Neo Cortex wrote:
But you make your tale sound like it almost wants to take on Cal levels of seriousness, only without the buggery.
Nothing wrong with a litte seriousness. Today marks 25 years since the miner's strikes began, and it was something that destroyed certain communities. I would like to explore some of the argument behind it. Bear in mind I'm not Dan Houser, and I don't have his team of writers. I'll make funny where I can think of it, but otherwise it's going to be a pretty gritty story (I hope).
Hmm. I think it sounds, perhaps, a little...too
grim. So far Rockstar has managed to set every GTA in a culturally exciting time - the music, the setting, the characateurs - everything about had a sense of dangerous fun. There was a lightness there to offset the horrible situations in which the character was placed.
But looking at this, it wouldn't surprise me if we added Joy Division to the soundtrack and the character hung himself in the end
I think some sort of early 90s UK could be fun - horrible tracksuits, shitty haircuts, terrible music, the end of the Gulf War and vets returning.
Off the top of my head we could make the lead character part of a football hooligan outfit - mass brawls in the street. There's the racial tension from the Steven Lawrence murder and what the police had to do with it. You've got the IRA, the release of Trainspotting (book), Steven Milligan's auto-erotic asphyxiation death, riots in Brixton, the rave scene and ecstasy etc.
I dunno, just a few ideas.