Which is exactly why another sword-wielder will preclude, to me, that nothing is going to change. It is going to be the exact same story repackaged differently. To me personally, that is an immediate red flag.
Like I am personally not against FF forgoing the “lead protagonist uses a sword” standard, I’m more just befuddled by idea that the continuing of said standard is a good indicator to judge how engaging/interesting a story/game/etc. will be.