Sweet wants you to check out your sisters new boyfriend, the eponymous Cesar. In order to do so, youll have to engage in a bit of a lowrider competition. This is set up like a rhythm game, where arrows will float across the screen; if you push your right analog stick in the direction of the arrow just as it passes through the circle, youll gain points. Your opponent wont do too well, so if you want a bit of easy money, save your game before attempting this mission, then bet the full thousand dollars on the competition; you should make it all back if youre at all decent at hitting the buttons in time. That said, the timing is a bit sensitive, so dont bet more than youre willing to lose. (You can always just reload your game if you lose all your cash, though.)
After you take the Cesar mission, Sweet will likely stop giving you missions for a while. After you pick up some CRASH missions, hell pop back up on your cell phone and send you out to take over Glen Park, which is Ballas territory. The Ammu-Nation store has a bunch of expensive weapons, but you should be fine for this mission so long as you have a few hundred rounds of ammo for your machine pistol.
When youre ready to move on, head over to Glen Hill and start offing gangbangers; you should have plenty of targets to choose from. After you cap a couple, youll start the gang war. Youll now need to survive against three waves of enemies, and you have to fight them all on foot, so stay crouched and fire at them from as far away as possible. If you stick to the middle of the park, you should have a clear view on all sides, and since the gangstas appear on your radar, you shouldnt have a hard time locking onto them with your Uzi and taking them out from a distance. The game will explain a bit of the mechanics of the gang war mechanism here; when that little tutorial is through, the Grove Street traitor will pop out of a house and make a beeline for you. All you need to do to end the mission is take him out.
Although you can proceed onto another mission after this, you should probably take a little time to expand the Grove Street turf around your house. Gang wars are a great way to get money, both because of the tribute that will appear at your house, and because the bangers will often drop tons of cash. You can also find plenty of SMGs and AK-47s, so its a wise idea to get at least a little turf before saving your game and moving on.
Sweets climactic mission revolves around ambushing a Ballas funeral which Kane, a Ballas bigwig, is attending. Youll have to bring along a couple of gang members to the party, and use them to cover your approach while you focus on killing Kane. There are plenty of Ballas in the cemetary, though, so when the shooting starts, proceed with caution and use your SMG to drop any bangers that you see; when Kane pops up in your vision, though, switch over to your AK and use that to blast him from long range. Hes got armor, so hell take a few more rounds than usual, but you should be able to take him out without a problem.
Unlike a normal gang war, though, all this killing will attract the cops, so youll probably have a star or two before you get done. After you get into the getaway car, then, youll have to avoid any cops trying to bust you; if there are officers on foot, run them down and keep your car on them to prevent them from getting up while your homies get back in the car. After that, make a beeline back to the Grove before you get taken out.
Reuniting The Families
As always, the grandest plans are the most likely to go awry, and Sweets mission to reunite all of the families against the Ballas gets spectacularly upset by an influx of police. Youll have to rescue Sweet from inside the motel in another corridor-crawl level before you finally reach the exterior. The one important bit here is the fact that theres a body armor atop the stairs near where the SWAT team busts in through the skylight; if you can get that, you should be able to sweep through the rest of the building without a problem.
When you do leave the motel, though, youll face off against no less than a helicopter, so focus on taking down the SWAT members before killing off the helicopter itself. After that, Smoke and Ryder will pull up, resulting in another rail-shooter mission. The cops in the passenger seats of the cars are really difficult to hit, so you might want to concentrate on shooting the cars themselves until they get set on fire. You can expect to take a lot of damage, but youll hopefully reach the end of the rail before your car blows up. After you bust through the billboard, check out the modified tagline on it for a chuckle.
The Green Sabre
After you get through Sweets pep talk about destroying the Ballas, youll have to hook up with Cesar, whos apparently been keeping an eye on Tenpenny & Co. Unfortunately for you, but perhaps not too unexpectedly, hell reveal that Smoke and Ryder have been working with the cops - and the Ballas - all along. Youll need to rescue Sweet from the Ballas ambush, so get a car and get over to where the battles going down before Sweets life meter runs out!
Unfortunately, there isnt much you can do for Sweet. Hell live, but he wont be able to help you kill off the Ballas in the vicinity. There shouldnt be too many of them, though, so use whatever weapons you have at your disposal to off them. Eventually youll get a pop-up message alerting you to the presence of a Ballas car; use your R1 and L1 buttons in conjunction with the right analog stick to blow it.
After this little series of events unfurls, youll have to take a bit of a breather from Los Santos; youll lose all of your weapons and be forced to play around in the countryside for a while. Skip down to the Los Santos Countryside portion of the walk-through for tips on these missions.