Bioware: "Final Fantasy XIII is no RPG"

In an interview that Strategy Informer held with Daniel Erickson, Writing Director of BioWare (from games like Mass Effect and Dragon Age: Origins) they asked what his thoughts are about Final Fantasy XIII and according to him it's no RPG.

Well, before I address the main point I just want to take a slightly more controversial route: You can put a 'J' in front of it, but it's not an RPG. You don't make any choices, you don't create a character, you don't live your character... I don't know what those are - adventure games maybe? But they're not RPG's.

What are your thoughts about tbis?