Well, fortunately, there's this new game about the young crew and their journey from rags to riches. It even got vehicle chases and a happy ending. 100% Johnny-free, too...
Saints Row is a fantastic game series and very good for cyberpunk. I felt Number 2# was the best balance of the greed, violence, and loss that made the series great before it went wacky.
Killing Julius, the horrific revenge you wreck for your dead friend, the death of Aiyesha, and so on.
I don't mind the Edgerunners series ending on a tragedy but I do think you need to have some people "make it big" because it helps contrast the darkness.