Graphics were good. Character design was spotty. I really like the design of Fang. I think Sazh is alright as well. The rest I wouldn't give high grades to. Snow, in particular, is just a horrible character from top to bottom.
Snow has got to go down as one of the worst characters of all time, in any media form, let alone FF.
I am trying to find ways to disagree with that statement, but I can't. There are other bad characters in the FF franchise. There are characters like Vaan and Penelo, which were pretty much just a waste, but even being totally generic is better than being actively horrible.