My take on my absolute favorite 2-D game of all time, Guardian Heroes for the Sega Saturn. A perfect mix of sprite-based hack & slash with just enough RPG elements and 'choose your own adventure' thrown in. This game truly deserves an HD remake with hi-res sprites, 3-D backdrops/lighting effects, yet maintaining its unique characters and storyline. To say nothing of the awesome music.
Artwork done in photoshop. Preliminary backdrop work done in 3DS Max 2010