The original already allowed you to do that, 'cuz I mained as Yuffie. The moment she became available, I kicked Cloud to the curb and used her instead. So I might main Yuffie again in the remake.
Last I recall you couldn't remove Cloud from the party roster unless he was absent, or you for some reason separated into two groups. An you mostly always had to play as Clouds avatar outside of battle.
So what do you mean you "main'd" as Yuffie, and "kicked Cloud to the curb"?
Unless your saying that your primarily had Yuffie in the party and gave her all the good stuff.
An sure enough you got to control their actions in battle. Cloud was still the dominant character.
But either way you pretty much answered regardless. You'd make Yuffie the dominant character as much as possible when playing the game, by either roaming the world, side questing, etc.
But if Tifa's more like her ACC incarnation, I'll probably use her instead. In fact, I'm hoping their AC outfits will be unlockable, because I definitely prefer Cloud's AC/ACC SOLDIER uniform over his FF VII one. Ditto that for Tifa.
What's this ACC stuff, and how does it differentiate from just plain old AC?
Just because a character is minor doesn't mean they can't leave a lasting impression. Though admittedly, I've always had a soft spot for childhood friend types, especially in gaming and moreso in anime.
Not saying they couldn't make something decent. But still that whole thing was just a piece of the cake. An to me the cake wasn't all good, despite there being some good parts about it. If it's overall bad, it's bad regardless of any parts that may be good.