It was pretty good.
Could've used less generic graphics, the life bug fix, and more detail in gameplay. It felt like it was too blocky. I'd attack, and then have to wait, and then have to put my character in his position. You should have it so if all you can do is wait, then it'll just wait for you.
Bugs... I couldn't attack some characters and had to wait 'till they'd get back on the map. This is what made me quit the game; I couldn't attack one guy and the game hung. =/
You need to randomize the damage a little. ALWAYS hitting for 10, and ALWAYS hitting for 25 is just not good.
As for FFT whiners, that really is no reason to give the game less of a score. It's only the same in that it's tile combat and they have the same setting. The dialogue and story are fine.