This is an awesome animation!
Wholy frick cuase im a geek for stuff like this (fantasy and stick figure) i was like ER MAH GERD I DIED AND WENT TO HEAVEN!
Awesome movie, plays very well to the music, the only thing I would have put in, since its a Final Fantasy, is Damage numerals, ya know, like did the final summon do 9999 on the white mage? Otherwise, it was a very enjoyable video that i like to watch over and over, your animations are fun to watch. Cheers.
There is nothing that makes Final Fantasy a unique franchise aside from its rapidly withering record of excellence (having amazing storylines died after FF9 (I don't know about 10 or 12, haven't played them, and 11 doesn't count), having amazing characters mostly died around the same time, the only thing that's been retained is the amazing graphics/settings), recurring classes, recurring enemies/animals, and as you said recurring spells.
And the review: it was good. My main gripe is that while Distant Worlds is a good album, there might have been other things better suited to the flash. That and I KNOW you could animate actual people if you wanted to. It'd be a serious pain but you could.
This was amazing. Good work!!!