Damn well they should've stuck with those decade old sprites cus those 3D models are hideous :laugh:
Seriously though that shit looks straight out of a gamecube game.
I'm glad they went past those sprites. Honestly, I never liked the past KOF styled sprites. The new sprites were really beautiful though, but they just don't have the money to pay the artists to keep making those. So I understand their predicament and I am not hating the new 3D style, though yes, it looks outdated.
But being someone who has followed other fighting game franchises which haven't been the prettiest of games... like Mortal Kombat... I can look past that and learned that practise makes perfect, even if it takes some games before they hit the spot. I've also learned that graphics aren't all when it comes to games, though some aesthetic consistency and style are very appreciated. And as for KOFXIV, it looks outdated, but I don't think it looks ugly.
That's just my opinion though. I know that alot of people see graphics as the most important thing when it comes to games, but I can personally find enjoyment in lower quality graphical games, if the game itself is enjoyable. And even when KOF had a sprite-style I wasn't fond of in the past, I still enjoyed the games. And I could see myself enjoy this game as well... even with the current graphics. ^^