Final Fantasy 12, even though it’s my favorite FF game. Vaan isn’t really even a character. Actually, come to think of it, most leading characters in FF kind of suck beyond 7.
I know people love Assassin’s Creed 2, but my god I could not stand Ezio. He just came off as such a cocky prick right out of the gate that I didn’t really care about him growing up and changing.
And honestly, I just really loathe blank-slate characters in most RPGs and open-world games. They’re almost all characters designed so generally that they’re no longer relatable to anyone. I’d rather have a character I kind of loathe at the helm than a dead-eyed emotionless zombie. At least then there’s a personality to latch onto. I hate Joel from The Last of Us as a person, and I don’t really enjoy playing as him and doing some of the things he does, but he’s still maybe my favorite leading character in a game because he’s a character, not just some blank avatar for me to project onto.