@bluebird08: On that note, let's cover some of the things the US has done that can easily be considered offensive. The ownership and sale of slaves (huh, sounds familiar). The dislocation of native populations. The armed takeover of an island nation with no just cause (Hawaii). The nuclear bombing of civilians. Etc.
The point is, every country has done things that are offensive, and honestly, any flag could mean multiple things to multiple people. Those saying the Confederate Battle flag is only about slavery are just as wrong as those saying the US flag only represents the bastion of freedom and democracy.
-Keep the motorcycle mini-game. -Keep Cloud's cross-dressing escapades (and the rest of the humor of the original game) intact. -Don't switch to a real-time battle system (some people actually like the turn based system, part of the reason my sister stopped buying the FF series).