Just finished Sleeping Dogs! It was a great game. It also rejuvenated my craving for
Joining a gang (M for F, D/s elements if we like, interracial)- This is an idea similar to the movie Wanted but less about superhero assassins and more about a regular white guy, a cubicle jockey who gets caught up in gang violence and things escalate quickly and he finds himself joining the gang. I don't care if it's MS13 or a black gang. I somewhat prefer the chola look, so that's a point in their favor, but really either goes. I imagine this game would be very violent and that my character would quickly rise in the ranks as a right hand man. Your character would probably be a sister of a high ranking gang member or a girlfriend and that would have it's own tension, along with the addition of a white guy (who very much didn't come from gang culture) in a predominately not white gang. I'm currently imagining the hook to be as my character stops in at a convenience store, the gang members start robbing the place and when someone tries to stop them, my character gets involved, probably killing the good Samaritan and being taken in and then decided to let him try the initiation.
However, I'm a lot more open to joining the Triads or the Yakuza with this one in the depths of Tokyo or Hong Kong! I'm not looking to play out the story of an undercover agent though, I am a lot more interested in someone who is unsatisfied with their life and they see an opportunity and they change their life's path in an instant into a much dirtier, grimier, and rougher life with the potential for much higher highs and much lower lows. We can have the tension be between the outsider and the insider, and then the tensions between the gang and the police and how my character integrates more and more with your character and your character's life as opposed to my character falling out of their own life, however quickly that may happen.