I began a new mission for OG Loc called "Life's a Beach." Once again, CJ is loyal to OG Loc, and CJ finds it necessary to say “im here for good”By saying this, CJ is able to deflect from his reputation as a “buster”—which is what big smoke and rider have called him in the past. CJ agrees to steal a sound system for Loc, and the mission consisted of driving to a beach party, dancing, which consisted of matching/synchronizing d-pad buttons with those that scroll at the bottom of the screen, and getting a score of 4,000 or better. Again, the focus here is on respect, CJ has to earn the respect of the DJ at the party, and it is only then that he is able to have a word with her in her “office” i.e. the van, which then gives him the opportunity to steal the van. CJ has no qualms, since the respect he really cares about is that of his grove street friends. It is a curious dilemma. Another such dilemma occurs when CJ’s respect in the eyes of the rival gang the “ballaz” decreases, he is shot at or dragged out of cars if in that territory, but the more ballaz he kills, the more his overall respect meter increases, which is a count that also increases marginally with the more missions that he completes. The mission ends when CJ drives the van with the sound equipment into a clandestine garage. It is interesting to see how CJ has no problem stealing or murdering for OG Loc or performing any of the other missions in the game for that matter. His goal is to complete the mission at all cost and it doesn't matter what actions he takes in order to achieve his goal. It is somewhat utilitarian in the sense that the ends justify the means and this concept is seen repeatedly throughout the game.
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