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Would you?

Yes 55 71.43%
No 22 28.57%

If a game you might otherwise be interested in had an art style you really, really hated, would you skip the game?

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Yes, of course. If the game looks really bad, why would I want to play it?

For sure. I've skipped many a chibi JRPG just because I don't like chibi designs.

No, because i throught about doing that with Zelda Windwaker and i am glad i never passed up that game.

King of Fighters XIII was my favourite fighting game from last-gen, but with KOF XIV they decided to ditch the classic 2D sprites and went with cheaper PS2-looking 3D graphics. I did eventually buy it but several years after release.

Can't say this is a definitive example of what you're looking for. I did hate that they wanted to change the art style, but I might've still bought it at release if it didn't just look plain garbage anyway.
I didn't like the change of art style in Xenoblade 2 either, but I still bought and played it at release. So for me at least, I guess it'd take a pretty extreme scenario to totally put me off a game.

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Yeah, did you see some of the monster design in Shin Megami Tensei IV? If all the monsters and characters had the same designer, I wouldn't have played it.

Theoretically, yes. But, I've never seen an art style that I "really, really hated".

^ It's never happened to me yet, and furthermore to this I will add, I cannot even recall a game with an art style I've disliked.
So no.

- "If you have the heart of a true winner, you can always get more pissed off than some other asshole."

If it's a game I might be interested in? Nope. There were two times that I almost did this and that was with Wind Waker and Xenoblade Chronicles. Both ended up being some of the most amazing games I've ever played. I can't make that mistake.

I'll pass on SMT V if Kaneko is not at the helm of the character design and the like.

I also try not to touch stuff with Suzuhito Yasuda art, because I believe his art is trash.

Those have been my only cases of that so far. Very, very few times I consider it. Other times it can take me some time to get used to it for me, like with DMC5 and Xenoblade 2, but I play them anyways.