By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. Close

Forums - Nintendo Discussion - Was Cloud a good character to appear in Super Smash Bros?

Tagged games:

 

Was Cloud a good choice for Smash Bros?

I like his inclusion 77 60.63%
 
There were better choices 35 27.56%
 
I don't care 15 11.81%
 
Total:127

So I was talking to a couple friends about this after today's Nintendo Direct, and I was wondering, was Cloud Strife a good choice to appear in Smash?

Now first off, don't get me wrong, I am pretty excited that he is going to be a newcomer, and I am definitely planning to buy him day 1, but of all the newcomers Sakurai could've chosen to add, why was Cloud chosen of all characters?

While Cloud has appeared in a good handful of games and spinoffs on Nintendo platforms, Cloud's origin game, Final Fantasy VII, never appeared on a Nintendo platform in any capacity.  At least with Snake, the first MGS game was remade for the Gamecube, but FFVII was never rereleased on a Nintendo platform or anything.

It should also be worth noting that Cloud doesn't seem to be the character from the Smash Ballot, as I don't know a single person who ever mentioned wanting Cloud in Smash, and when you think of the top candidates of the ballot, you usually think of King K Rool, Shovel Knight, and Inklings.

So what do you think, was Cloud a good pick?



Around the Network

He definitely does not deserve to be in Smash Bros, unless this is marketing to get Nintendo fans hyped for Final Fantasy VII Remake for NX. Then, I am perfectly fine with him being in Smash Bros, but if not, he has no place in Smash Bros and should not be here.



Wii U NNID:  CWegzz
3DS Friend Code:  4210-5277-5484
PSN:  Ronnoc4
Steam:  CWegz

Does Smash Bros. deserve Cloud?



Not at all.



Same reason Ryu was. Cloud is probably the most recognised JRPG character in existence.



Around the Network

VII remake, XIV, XV, DQ X, XI, ...

That's all I wanna say



 

NNID : ShenlongDK
PSN : DarkLong213
twintail said:
Same reason Ryu was. Cloud is probably the most recognised JRPG character in existence.

Thing is with Ryu, one of his most iconic games, Street Fighter 2, was a very strong title on the SNES, so at least Street Fighter had more history with Nintendo.



Not only was FFVII not on a Nintendo platform, it marked a negative turning point with Nintendo and Square Enix as a whole. With that said, their relationship has been very strong recently, especially on the 3DS. Cloud is in that ff 3DS and the rythm one too. Monster Hunter has been a strong factor for them as well. In fact, they have some costumes in smash and nintendo costumes in monster hunter. With the slip of tongue that they are going to develop on the NX, all I can say as a smash super enthusiast is - don't think too much of it



pokoko.quote

Seriously, what a strange question to ask, Cloud is one of the most iconic characters we have.



That is the question.



Well, this is new.

Read.