Thursday, February 26, 2009

Memorable Black Characters in Video Games

Carl "CJ" Johnson is the protagonist, hero and player-controlled character in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.The game's storyline revolves around Carl's return to San Andreas after five years in Liberty City because his mother was killed in a drive-by shooting. CJ decides early on that he intends to remain on the west coast rather than return after his mother's funeral, and the game's storyline focuses on his attempts to rebuild the life he left behind five years before. Carl helps restore his old gang, the Grove Street Families, to prominence. He also works on several independent business ventures and gains new friends and associates. As the protagonist, Carl is forced to deal with the major dramatic events of the plot, including his brother Sweet's arrest and incarceration, the betrayal of his childhood friends Big Smoke and Ryder, and the destruction wrought on his neighborhood and gang by drugs