FFXIII has too much WHINING. Why all the WHINING!? That's why I liked FFXII. Vaan was a whiney sounding character, but he was pretty much just a dumbass. Everyone in that game was pretty self-assured/cool and told Vaan to assume the position.
FF4 - This game has a ton of self-sacrifice and the like and they just take it like men. Rosa is the whiniest of the bitches and she's still more manly than Squall.
FF6 - Terra is just a mega-whiner, but everyone else (for the most part) around here tries to help her and it kind of has a friends coming together vibe.
FF7 - Cloud is mopey for like 10 minutes of the game (why they turned him into some introverted trainwreck in AC and other shit is beyond me) but at least they gave him some reason to be that way during FF7.
FF8 - Squall if a faggot. Fuck him and this turd.
FF9 - This game doesn't have a lot of whining, I likes.
FF10 - Freaking Yuna is basically gonna go kill herself and she's just like meh. Tidus is a bit of a dorkboy, but this game keeps the whining to a minimum.
FF10-2 - GIRL MUSIC. WHINING. GIRL MUSIC. MORE WHINING. FINISH.
Seriously, the good games don't have WHINING. FFXIII had too much whining and not enough control over the game. I didn't hate it, but SHIT SQUARE ENIX GET IT TOGETHER!