Cloud Causes Strife Among Fans

Cloud Strife, one of the most popular characters to ever grace video games, has stormed his way onto the Nintendo Wii U in a rather shocking revelation. Some are baffled, others are upset, and the rest of the fans are ecstatic to have him included as part of the Super Smash Bros. downloadable content.

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thugtrio2615d ago

Not sure how I feel about Cloud in Smash.

Abash2615d ago

I honestly would have been more excited seeing Isaac announced for Smash Bros. 4. Cloud Strife is still cool, but Isaac is long overdue to be part of the Smash Bros. roster

Lord_Sloth2614d ago

I'll enjoy having him in the game but he's certainly an odd choice since the character has only really appeared on Playstation systems. Warrior of Light would have felt like a better FF addition in Smash.

miyamoto2614d ago (Edited 2614d ago )

Cloud causes strife among fans?

Because of these games:


pompombrum2615d ago

Don't see how it's a bad thing, a character as big as Cloud is bound to bring new people to the community, it was his trailer reveal which finally convinced me to get a Wii U at least.

nintendo18892615d ago

Agreed, and happy to hear that that announcement has convinced you to get a Wii U :D

3-4-52615d ago

If Cloud being in smash bothers you, you have some issues to deal with.

It's literally not a big deal, and is only good for gaming in general.

Some people only want themselves or their group to experience good things.

This is great news for getting Square-Enix games on the NX, which is good for all gamers.

Cloud has only ever been in so many PS games, and Smash is an iconic fighting game.

Playstation fans should be proud he get put in the game. It's an honor.

WildArmed2614d ago

AHHH, I see the issue now.

I never understood why Cloud being on Smash would be an issue. Turns out it was over it being on Nintendo console instead of Sony?


3-4-52614d ago

Yea it can only help make Cloud more popular, which in turn will help boost the sales of FF7 remake which is exclusively only on PS4.

Literally can only be a good thing, I wish more people understood this.

smashman982614d ago

Not exclusive just first

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vegetassj512614d ago

I think the reason people are bothered by it is cuz Cloud is probably taking up a roster spot from a Nintendo character that's more deserving

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MeteorPanda2614d ago

As it was fortold a decade ago by preteens on what was once the front page of the internet; Newgrounds Forums, Cloud and Goku were favourites while sonic was a safe bet and Snake was a wildcard. I can't believe it finally happened XD

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FallenAngel19842615d ago (Edited 2615d ago )

I don't see the issue. We've had Final Fantasy characters appear in Mario Hoops 3-on-3 and Mario Sports Mix, two games that were developed by Square Enix. Even the Mario franchise and Dragon Quest franchise crossed over in Itadaki Street DS and Fortune Street. Nintendo and Square Enix are no strangers to having crossovers with one another.

Cloud's inclusion in SSB4 is more referencing the fact that the Final Fantasy franchise got its start on Nintendo consoles than the actual character himself. Square Enix wouldn't have generic job classes or any of the lead roles from FFI-FFVI be the rep because they aren't as well known as Cloud is. Cloud is the most iconic rep to choose for Square Enix's biggest franchise, so its a natural fit in that aspect. Even moreso than Solid Snake from the Metal Gear franchise.

nintendo18892615d ago

I agree, their choosing Cloud is in a way, homage to the old days when Square Enix and Nintendo were partners in the gaming industry.

Eamon2614d ago

Uhh, it'd be a homage if they chose a character from FF1-FF6. FF7 was on PS1 lol.

Not that I'm complaining. I'll be downloading Cloud DLC on Day 1.

FallenAngel19842614d ago (Edited 2614d ago )

Not only Square Enix but Konami, SEGA, Capcom, and Bandai Namco also have had a long history with Nintendo. That is why their respective characters were allowed to appear in Super Smash Bros to rep their publishers.

Aloy-Boyfriend2615d ago (Edited 2615d ago )

Smash community can be a pain in the ass most of the times. I don't see what is wrong with this. Nah just the typical people mad because his wished character wasn't chosen.

nintendo18892615d ago

And the Direct for Smash Bros is pretty soon, next month and we'll be hearing the results of the Smash poll.

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory2615d ago

It just that majority of the smash community or Nintendo fans thought it was Wolf when the trailer was first shown.

If you go on YouTube and watch people reaction 95% didn't get FFVII Bombing Mission song.

-Foxtrot2615d ago

At the end of the day despite how awesome it is it would have made more sense for Sora to be included.

Although my problem is despite how much better and popular Smash Bros is they couldn't let Cloud be in Playstation All Stars...the characters being the biggest let down of the game. If it had the fan favourites it might have stood a chance

Obviously the whole "Super" thing was the games other problem but the characters were the main one for me when you are trying to establish a new franchise

nintendo18892615d ago

Yeah, that would have made sense, but I see it as SE and Nintendo rekindling some kind of relationship.

Kalebninja2615d ago (Edited 2615d ago )

There's still a possibility sora could get in because of the ballot. As far as cloud it seems all the third party characters they've added so far are some of biggest in gaming and of their genre. Smash seems to be evolving from a celebration of Nintendo characters to a celebration of video games as a whole.

nintendo18892615d ago

Of course, we'll know for sure when we hear the direct, which should be soon, I think...? I can't wait to see what results the poll had.

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory2615d ago

Yes that is if Disney allows Sora.

Since they are the one to decide.

Snookies122614d ago (Edited 2614d ago )

Pretty sure Tetsuya Nomura is the one who holds claim over Sora. Since he created the character after all. Not too sure what the contract between Square Enix and Disney is though for that whole series.

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory2614d ago

He did created him but Disney was the one that was pressuring him while created Sora.

Disney was heavily involved with Sora creation.

smashman982614d ago

Yep Disney 100 percent owns sora and Kingdom Hearts maybe not some of the characters in KH "FF CHaracters, TWEWY characters" but definitely sora

JOKERACN72615d ago

The more options, the better ! simple as that

nintendo18892615d ago

Exactly, that's how I like it

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