The next FF should be geared toward children with an emphasis on friendship like Kingdom Hearts.
Not necessarily CHILDREN, but the E crowd(Everybody, Kids to Adults). A good story can appeal to all different age brackets, and sometimes adults will pick up on themes that fly over children's heads. I think it SHOULD be this way rather than the FF series "growing up" with a certain group of people(or "trying to grow up, but can't"). It feels like it's in that awkward stage of wanting to have it's cake and eat it too. It wasn't to be serious, but doesn't want to be serious. It wants to appeal to a more older audience, but it's striving to do just that. Just open the floodgates and don't limit the rating to just one group. If that means cutting a little violence, swearing and partial-nudity, who cares? I'd sacrifice them for a better overall game, even if that game is more light-hearted and E-rated.