This may sound harsh, but hearing those guys say "Skyrim makes me wonder how I would do that game" is them pondering how they could set a video game back 15 years. Needs more inappropriate creepy sex. Less choice. Some random battles. And can we just get rid of the open world please? All dungeons.
They haven't focus tested a game for feedback prior to release before now.....well that explains everything.
What inappropriate creepy sex are you referring to? Have you played a Final Fantasy game before?
I think he may be referring to the relationship Snow had with Lightning's sister in FF13. I know I found the idea of what appeared to be a 20-something linebacker going out with a waif 12-year-old pretty creepy.