Hey! Thanks, glad you like the art!
Apologies for the late reply but I wanted to let you know that the sprites can be used in top down projects.
here are some examples of the same/similar art style in top down games
as for animation, it is high on my to do list so if you liked the art and think that it would suit your game, it is entirely possible to use these sprites in a top down game
Wishing you an happy new year and good luck with your game!