In 2007 a creator started working on Platformer/RPG Heart Forth, Alicia. The result is an aesthetically beautiful game with a complex story, a detailed world and what looks to be pretty damn fun gameplay. Sadly, it's still not done.
Inspired by the likes of Zelda, Xenogears and Castlevania (Symphony of the Night, specifically), Heart Forth, Alicia recounts tale of a young wizard-slash-warrior girl trying to save the world from ultimate evil. Now, the world looks like this:
On top of that, we've got the familiar metroidvania-RPG fare: a large, connected world, steady character progression, loot, side quests, crafting, and so on. There's a little bit of that in the trailer above, if you can notice it while you're gawking at the art.
As I mentioned, the game is still unfinished, which is why it was put on Kickstarter—it managed to collect over $3,000 in just four hours, impressively enough. That's five per cent funding: In four hours. I foresee a bright future for this one. Should the campaign succeed, Heart Forth, Alicia is promised to arrive on PC in one year, in May 2015.
Heart Forth, Alicia [Kickstarter]