Yeah, that's a good example! I didn't play it, but if if what I remember of that game is correct, I was picturing something like that. A war-oriented FF, with a less modern or futuristic setting (be it Classic era, Middle-Ages, Prehistoric times... or something entirely different) with a fair amount of those unique elements that all FFs have is what I need (VIII has my favourite setting (then, IX), but I could use less advanced worlds for a while). And indeed: old Noctis is, imo, the best designed main character of the entire series, BY FAR. And he's still a model with a weird hairstyle, so it's not like they went for a grizzled middle-age bearded man to cater to Western tastes. All you had to do was take Noctis' design and give him non-embarrasing clothes and a hairstyle that's realistic enough and not too ridiculous, as the face is practically the same, beyond the beard. Such a shame that this design is wasted like that, if you ask me; Naora did a great job there (and with older Gladio and Ignis, if that was him too). Hell, Nomura (beyond the, imo, quite flawed default versions of the bros) and Ferrari did a great job overall, barring some silly things in some characters (Cidney's clothes, Ardyn's stupid wing...), so I'd want more of that: the older bros, Cor, Aranea, Luna, both Regis, both Clarus... look pretty good. I'm sure they can make their main characters more like them, while still being young and appealing for both Japanese and Western audiences.