Interesting? As an elevator pitch, maybe. Sort of. But, I mean… Tidus simply does not change from start to finish - seriously, if that’s not a statement of fact I’m not sure what is. He’s “a basically morally decent teenager who’s scared of his dad” at the start, and that’s how he finishes the game - there’s no big epiphany, no trial, no questioning his beliefs, nothing like that. He sees the bad guys doing bad things, he says “Hey, that’s bad! Hey, you guys, they’re doing bad things, let’s stop them!”, roll credits. Everyone else either stands around acting enigmatic or says “Hey, you’re right, how come we never thought of that until you turned up? Oh well”. Yuna’s an idiot who only exists to wring her hands over how much of an idiot she is, then to make puppy eyes at Tidus to reinforce how much of a hero he is.
Wakka is the holy fool who somehow still carries on trying to plead his case/plead for audience sympathy even after his religion’s been exposed as the most pitifully obvious scam imaginable and the plot’s long since turned into “Let’s kill God” anyway. Auron has *one line of backstory *throughout the entire game and basically exists to growl at Tidus about how pathetic it is that he still hasn’t killed his dad yet, or to spout incoherent madlibs about standing up for yourself, doing the right thing etc. Kimahri is the caricatured noble savage who’s utterly superfluous. Lulu is Tits McGee with a dash of uninspired pathos thrown in. The world gets virtually no fine detail, the plot’s shot full of holes, the villain is yet another silly cartoon sociopath, and on, and on, and on… :shrug:
I’ve never seen any fan commentary to make me feel that any of what I just wrote is overly harsh, or reductive, or missing the point or whatever. I didn’t “hate” the game. There wasn’t anything there to hate. Nothing much to get me interested, either, beyond the desire to finally beat the thing and see if I’d really been missing out, after I originally gave up on the first major Seymour fight all those years ago.