I love ff7 and Cloud just like alot of people but is he really the one for this game? There is enough people who use swords in this game and Cloud wont bring anything new to the game really besides supers. Some other characters would better this game alot more maybe they arent the most popular but they add something more to this game.
Yuna could bring new things to this game like summons something like fat princess its a nice support character system and we only have 1 of those so another would be cool. Maybe she can change forms one for summons another for her guns/dresspheres...yes ill compare this to Zelda/Sheik in Smash
Adding the oh so popular chocobo as a character would be alittle silly but cool also over FF chocobos have had alot of diffrent skills and its a creature so +1.
Vivi oh god why not him! He is a mage and and we dont have any of those (dont you dare say "But Cole uses lightning magic"....please dont) Vivi alone brings so much more to this game then Cloud ever could. Yes i know about materia but its not enough to change the fact he would mostly use a sword
Sure Cloud could make a few more sales then someone else but its overall better for the game to have someone who would bring someone new and i know im going to get hate but whatever Cloud does not belong in this game compared to others. Im also not picking just characters i want im thinking about the game and what can be brought to it to make new experiences.
One more thing i hope they put some random FF character into the game like Paine or Quina just to **bleep** all you off...i would buy a extra copy.
There is only one character that can be consider a sword user its Raiden and possibly Nariko. Everyone else don't have a complete moveset that involves a sword.