It’s time for GTA to mature and follow Red Dead Redemption 2


The GTA series is known for its sense of humor and weird scenarios. However, it may be time for Rockstar to co-direct the franchise with Red Dead Redemption.

Rockstar has developed a number of impressive and high quality games over the years. However, Arthur Morgan’s existential journey into the Wild West is something else. The fact that a blockbuster game like Red Dead Redemption 2 does not even exist in the world is amazing in itself.

The rhythm of RedDead Redemption 2 is slow and allows you to immerse yourself in its world instead of pushing you to the next mission. The story of the game is mature and is written firmly and consistently. The characters are lovable or at least attractive. Atmosphere and its worldliness can be found in less other games. All of these elements make Red Dead Redemption 2 a masterpiece in my eyes. Despite being far from expected, I would like Rockstar to implement this formula on the new GTA game as well.

Grand Theft Auto is in stark contrast to Red Dead Redemption. Bright colors, a lot of glamor, weird characters, great action scenarios and a sense of teen humor make up the main body of GTA. I have no problem with this. Overall, I enjoy the Grand Theft Auto franchise. However, part of me wants to borrow this leaflet from Arthur Morgan’s office. The idea of ​​a new GTA with RDR2 tone excites me a lot. A serious crime story that uses violence to shock the audience. I would like to see a GTA that paints a gruesome picture of crime.


Naturally, GTA games have a very fast rhythm. GTA V is a relentless onslaught of wild and dramatic missions. However, in a realistic GTA, Rockstar will be able to present a more compact and personal story.

We can see a bunch of petty thieves that we will get to know better over time. These encounters can be like Arthur interacting with members of the Dutch gang. I like the idea of ​​quieter missions: there is no more stealing and jumping out of planes. Instead, the missions seem more realistic and dangerous. At the same time, we can live with a character who is not very interested in his life, but sees no other way.

One of the things I love about Red Dead Redemption 2 is the sense of isolation that the game creates. Arthur is a member of a large family, but he lives in his mind most of the time. This is another idea that the GTA series can test. The idea of ​​being alone, as opposed to living in a big, crowded city, has great narrative potential. For example, you can take a look at the character of Travis Bickle from Taxi Driver. Despite living in New York, he is unable to connect with his surroundings. This is a protagonist we have never seen in GTA.


Suppose we return to Vice City now, but instead of a glamorous neon-clad city we saw in 2006, we see a broken and worn place. Such a title can still retain the sense of humor in the GTA franchise, but instead we see a more pessimistic and darker version of these jokes.

In the meantime, I can mention The Wire, which may be a great source of inspiration for such a title. In The Wire, we also see deep debates and themes about political and police corruption. However, The Wire is also a very funny series with a dark humor approach. Is an open world crime game a good platform to tell such a story? I do not know, but I do know that Grand Theft Auto can go beyond narratively ridiculing Americans for loving cheeseburgers and television.

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This game was completely out of control because of my back-to-back brainstorming, but you probably know what I mean. Although I love the GTA franchise in the current context, I believe Rockstar can have a more mature approach to its flagship franchise. We already know how much this studio loves movies and adult storytelling. I’m sure most gamers will welcome a smarter, freerworld game inspired by Scorsese and other filmmakers.

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