I get this, but at the same time I would find it so much more satisfying to do this in realtime. The example he gives of the behemoth can be said for any action game. Imagine having to flank and time attacks in realtime in order to break its guard..... could have made it an action game with a brain..
When this was rebranded as FFXV, I already had a feeling the action elements will be gone or dumbed down to cater to an ATB-like system... So these news isn't surprising to me.