But I hate Hope. Just simply annoying. I wanted to punch him in the face. I wasn't rooting for him. I was rooting for Sephiroth to jump in and finish him off! FFXIII overused emotion, which ended up making a lot of the characters annoying and hard to take seriously.
The late FFXIII trailers emphasised the melodrama a lot, and they were especially painful to watch with that awful theme music they licensed.
It made the game seem really unappealing to me. I'm surprised it still managed to sell six million after that sort of marketing.