Zombie and Juliet
What if instead of a tragic and misguided romance, Romeo and Juliet had a monstrous twist? As it happens, Romeo's drunk the poison from the iconic tale, but he's chosen a demon's castle to do so, y'know, as one does, and Juliet is willing to strike a deal to save him. In Elven Games' hack-and-slash title and Juliet is Zombie and Juliet, Juliet agrees to take down a rival demon lord in exchange for Romeo's life (and three years of servitude after), so it's up to you to guide her and help her stab her way to true love... after a bunch of grinding and upgrades, of course. Use [WASD] or the [arrow] keys to move and jump, click to attack, and use the [spacebar] to unleash your special ability when available, while keeping an eye on Juliet's health. You need to break down the doors between each area to advance, but the monsters guarding the place won't take that lying down. When/if she dies, you'll get booted back to Balthazar's castle, where you can buy better equipment, or learn and enhance spells. The souls you collect from enemies can be used to buy better equipment, while the blue flames represent experience towards leveling up so you can get farther in your next assault. As you might imagine, Zombie and Juliet is a very tongue-in-cheek little game, and it's itty-bitty characters and monsters look great, while the premise is a lot of fun. The downside is that the movement just feels a little clunky, especially when trying to attack flying enemies, and the whole thing is extremely heavy on the grind... do we really need to start all the way from the beginning each time? But, well, if you're willing to endure demonic servitude for your true love, presumably those are no obstacles, and Zombie and Juliet is still a fun and quirky twist on the source material with some stabby flair.