Crystal Picnic is a very bright and colourful action-rpg that switches between a platformer and a top down/isometric 2D view. This is from the same developer that created Monster RPG 2.
It switches to a platformer style mode for the combat, personally I think it looks fantastic.
Currently in alpha, it is now even easier to pick up a copy thanks to Desura, for those of you who don't want to purchase games across the vast amounts of indie websites and lose them, you can now get it in your Desura library.
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