Thanks a lot Beremans, I'll be sure to check it out!
Wow Corpseprince, that sounds like a great idea! I was thinking the straight top-down, and the character will follow the curser, so the archer would only need to move one direction, since he would automatically turn around with the mouse curser.
Chrisinfinger, that sounds like a pretty solid idea. Maybe, when I've learned the basics, I can start making some sprites and see where it takes me.
Thanks to all of you for the answers, and Corpseprince, I'm looking forward to cooperating with you