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Sometimes when a franchise reboots or appears on a new console the developer decides to dramatically change the art direction. Which were good and which were bad?

Some of the best:

Rayman:

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Street Fighter:

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Dragon Ball Z:

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Hmm all of those examples go from 3D to 2D. I am sure its just a coincidence.

 

Here are some of the worst:

Sonic

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Megaman:

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LoZ

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Thoughts?

 



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I love the 8-bit look of Mega Man. MM8 is just so cartoony and weird.



It's hard to top the Borderlands change.  Supposedly, the entire team was terrified that people would hate the new style.





Last edited by TallSilhouette - on 17 May 2018

Worst? Final Fight to Final Fight: Streetwise.



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The change Okami went through during development turned it from a somewhat generic realistic looking title into one of the most beautiful and unique looking video games of all time.

Oh, and I think the 8-bit Mega Man looks vastly better than the cartoony style some of the games have used.



By far and away the worst

*Vomits*



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Vodacixi said:

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Yeah, also one of the very worst. Has me quite worried about Prime 4.



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