Has alot of potential
I hate to be the one to have a lower score, but I do want to say I did like this demo, but after all it is just a demo. I think it does have alot of potential, but it's not quite there yet. I hope the final game has some sort of 3rd person zelda/final fantasy-esque map to walk around to get to these battles.
I'd also like to point out that the CPU player doesn't follow the same rule set as the player of the game. I think it would add to the game if the CPU character had to move square to square as you do... I guess he could be, but the delay isn't there... If that's so, add some sort of delay... It seems like he can teleport to random parts of his square... odd. Oh, and maybe use bitmap sprites for the display pictures of the characters at the top aswell... Maybe it's just me but vector imagery doesn't seem to go with bitmap sprites...
Well, sorry for the lower rating, but I do really want to check out the final version when it's released.