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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%

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?

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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.

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Does Smash Bros. deserve Cloud?

Not at all.

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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.

"Just for comparison Uncharted 4 was 20x bigger than Splatoon 2. This shows the huge difference between Sony's first-party games and Nintendo's first-party games."

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

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... I dunno if deserve is quite a right word for it? I guess who ever seems to fit in well and is a recognizable/iconic character, then that seems fine. Cloud seems to fit in the 2nd category.

He does seem like an odd choice, as you stated, FF7 was a PS1 only title, and the start of a bad relationship between SE and Ninten. Doing this seem to remind everyone of those more terrible times.

But, it seems really cool nonetheless. Cloud is a major iconic character in the FF series, the Playstation, and RPGs in general. Having him stand among other great iconic characters makes Smash seem more like an ultimate dream cross fighter. I mean, how often does Cloud, Ryu, Sonic, Mario, Megaman, and so on get to fight together in one fighting game. Only one, and it's Smash baby B^)

As some have said today, with Cloud entering smash, it almost seems the skies the limits...



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He is probably the most iconic JRPG character so in my mind he deserves it.

Edit: the main problem most people have with Cloud is that he got a spot in the game before the fan favorites, however he is not the one that won the smash ballot so other characters will be added.