I was working on the battle concept for my game in development, and wanted to come up with something pseudo-original for my game. After a few weeks of thought, I came up with a pseudo-first person anime influenced mode... sort of similar to old dragon warrior games.. But it has been brought to my attention that it may be best to just go with an old favorite people are used to... what do you think?
Dragon Warrior Variant (low quality mockup). The final would be more "anime-ish", 2-D. There would be simple 1st person battle animations and special attacks would have special full screen animation/display (imagine a picture of the main character with the sword doing an amazing attack come in real fast half from the top and half from the bottom). Other enemies would be displayed in the background on left and right of the current "active" enemy and switch places on their turn.
Final Fantasy Clone - just a clone of the enemies on the left, characters on the right menu at the bottom that everyone has grown to love over the years.
Which one do you prefer for the initial release(s) ?