Updated Cave Story Artwork Causes Controversy

It seems that many diehard Cave Story fans have recently become divided over the slightly updated artwork that will be used in the upcoming WiiWare version of Cave Story. Many fans have already expressed their dislike of the more detailed look Daisuke Amaya has given Toroko, feeling that it takes away from the classic old-school look the game has always featured.

Nicalis recently provided a side-by-side comparison of both the old and new artwork to show these subtle differences. They blew the artwork of Toroko up 800 times to show these changes pixel by pixel. You can take a look at the picture below to see the differences for yourself.

So what do you think of the differences? Are they good or should Daisuke Amaya, or Pixel as he's known to many of his fans, have stayed with the classic artwork? We'd love to hear from everyone on the subject. Even those who are wondering why in the world people are actually getting up in arms over something this trivial.

EDIT: Nicalis has clarified that there will be an option in the game to switch between "classic" and "modern" graphic styles.


Source: NICALiS