Rita was a fucking terrible character. Her entire spiel consisted of whining about Blastia and being disproportionately violent towards other people.
I dunno, I was kinda like that at her age, just a lot less brilliant (though my PS2 fixing skills were much appreciated). The whole teenage genius thing is a clichÃ©, but I don't think she was a bad character.
I thought Raven could have been handled better as well. He was good, but could have been milked for a few chuckles more (loved the skit that shows his reaction to Judith in a bathing suit).
I'm actually glad they didn't go too far with the whole token pervert thing. He's a nice guy... which is probably why he doesn't have much experience (according to Judith).
The Biggest flaw?
Anyone remember what the point of Duke or the Adaphagos was?
Yeah... me neither.
It felt like the writers took a break to binge play Lunar Silver Star Story before they got to the final third of the game, and then just... well... that happened.
Any Symphonia love out there? Lloyd was too adorkable to hate, though Colette was too Mary Sueish. Though I think that was kind of the point - she was a deconstruction of the trope.
I've never been a fan of Colette, but that may be because of when and how I played the game. I played the game entirely with my boyfriend. He played Lloyd and the original plan was for me to play Colette. I gave up after three battles and switched to Genis. Not long after finishing the game I came to the awkward realisation we were more like friends than a couple.
Anyway, there's another reason I'm not a big fan of the Symphonia cast. Many of them have personality that's a simply too much. Characters in later games are more rounded.