The original story was waaaay to linear. I'm going to still use some FF references, but nothing too commercial. Not to mention you met most of you're team at the beginning. And I've decided to make the first Hero, a female dragoon. Since in most FF's there guys who carry big swords. (though this can be argued...but females are mostly a damsel White Mage, or Summoner) Aside from revamping the story, I'm doing the graphics as well. I'm not going to release anymore info. ;) However, I will share with you the sprite of the first Hero, Zela, the female Dragoon. I'm also going to compose and sequence most of the music.
Here is Zela:
EDIT: Though this might be too small. If it is, then tell me. I'll re-size it.