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Cerebralbore101 said:

Okay so how did we go from this...

To this...

One is an art style trying its best to emulate Ninja Turtles. The other just looks like a cheap kids program on Disney XD. It's like somebody liked all those terrible Turtles reboots  and decided to hire the artists from them. 

Because 28 years have passed and the styles popular with artists and animators are different now than they were then. The original Battletoads wasn't just emulating TMNT. It was also emulating some of the comic book styles popular in the late 80s/early 90s. Could the developer of the new one have chosen to do a deliberate throwback to that old-school aesthetic? Sure. But they didn't. They went for a more modern hyper-stylized look. I don't think that aesthetic looks worse or better than the old stuff... just different. And hyper-stylized looks, whether it's 1980s or 2010s style, fits the kind of goofy over-the-top cartoon action Battletoads is known for. So long as it plays well and is fun, that's what matters. I'm fine with this art style.

Last edited by Shadow1980 - on 17 June 2019