If you ask me all three of them suffer from jrpg protag blandness syndrome but I still liked all of them. Not sure why. As for your feelings on the cast of three well I’m sure you’re prepared for that to change as you’re still early onI think 2 had a solid cast, one too. I especially liked Dunbar and Reyn even if they're a bit stereotypical, Shulk is also definitely a better lead character than both Rex and Noah, but Noah is a good step up from Rex. But I just dont think the characters of 3 are as fleshed out and rely a bit too heavy on established roles from earlier games. I kind of feel they're playing it a bit too safe, especially since the original and 2 felt so drastically different.
It is easy to get sidetracked