Lots of things look really awesome in your game, really awesome, but.... The map isn't one of them... :T
It kinda feels too empty. Hm... Maybe adding shadows to the houses (except when they're on fire, of course) or something... I dunno. Make it more cluttered.. More floor tiles, etc. Don't you think it's a good Idea? c=
I'm looking foward to this, seems to be a fun project. ^Â¬^
Yeah I agree, I've never been a fan of this map. I don't have a lot to work with here, however, but I'll try and vary it up. Since I'm trying to also make it look like FF7's Nibelheim, it's a struggle to find the middle between accuracy and beautifying. I might add some NPC's when it's not on fire, and some dead bodies when it is just to fill it up a bit more.