Final Fantasy VII’s Cloud Has Literally Been in 36 Games

Earlier this week, Nintendo dropped the bombshell announcement that Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy VII will be joining the Super Smash Bros. roster in the near future. He’s made quite the name for himself since Final Fantasy VII launched in 1997, appearing in many, many other games since then. Sometimes he’s properly playable, other times he pops up in a cameo appearance, and more times still he’s just there on a mini-game playing card. Whatever the case, here are the 36 places you can find Cloud in other games throughout the last 18 years.

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Crispyleeks2639d ago

I knew Cloud had been in a lot but damn!

NukaCola2639d ago

I think they missed the mobile game from VII where you snowboard and collect balloons. BTW, wow that is a lot of mobile titles.

PhoenixUp2639d ago

Cloud is literally the poster boy for the Final Fantasy franchise

Summons752639d ago

Which is a shame because there are many other better games and characters that should take the spot.

Stringerbell2639d ago

A certain treasure hunter comes to mind =p

Imalwaysright2638d ago

The one in you avatar picture is the best FF character.

Eamon2638d ago

Cloud is iconic because of the game he's from - not so much his character.

Regardless, he is a pretty great character before Advent Children made him all emo like. In the original FF7, he was a cynical somewhat witty guy.

Hope the remake will portray this.

divinealpha2638d ago

Na man cloud is just God mode none can replace

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PerfidiousSinn2639d ago

Ergheiz was the best game Cloud was in. God Bless The Ring.

Timesplitter142639d ago (Edited 2639d ago )

I still think that Quest mode minigame in Ehrgeiz was one of the best PS1 games

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Godmars2902639d ago

Bit pointless. Rather it shows Square willingness to exploit their characters/lore.

_-EDMIX-_2639d ago

Its actually just as much as other FF characters. Consider many of those games have other FF characters too.

Nintendo has had Mario in over 200 titles, also consider Mega Man has been featured in over 70 titles from main games, spin offs, cameos etc

Godmars2902638d ago

You're only emphasizing my point. Megaman being pimped all over did nothing for MML3.

_-EDMIX-_2638d ago

Well Cloud has only been used in a small handful of titles that many might consider part of the main FFVII lore ie Crisis Core and Dirge Of Cerberus. The rest are not really titles to even be taken seriously i terms of the FFVII lore.

ie Cloud in KH series doesn't actually have anything to do with FFVII, as if they made a sequel directly to FFVII, I don't see them just having players assuming anything in KH series applies to the game.

Thus...I can't say its abusing the lore, I quite honestly don't care. As a fan of the series, its not killing me that Cloud is in Smash or in Squares other Fighting Games etc.

And no, Capcom did nothing for MML3, him being used in many games has nothing to do with that game getting canned. That is all Capcom.

How much is Mario being in many titles hurting Nintendo?

Godmars2902638d ago (Edited 2638d ago )

Its not just Cloud. Its Cecil. Its Vivi. It Lightning. Its Square extending the life of characters from singular titles to increase their brand overall. And either simplifying future games, or not making anything technically new at all. Rather just continuing vehicles for elements from older titles.

As Mario and how he's "harming" Nintendo? He's not. He's cemented their brand into the public consciousness.

But he's also limited how they move forward. How they make games. It puts them outside of what is considered to be the general game market, until they a Mario game.

Double_O_Revan2639d ago

Let's count how many games Mario has been in.

_-EDMIX-_2638d ago

Fair enough Mars. Lighting was also in FFXIV lol

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