In general I favor graphics that stay far away from the uncanny valley; preferably cute, with bright complimenting colors and clean lines. In short, Cartoony with a strong Anime slant.
The game I picked for best graphics in the first 30 days segment was Kiry’s Epic Yarn, a graphically brilliant game, which is a perfect example of my cuteness tolerance.
But Kirby is a round ball, and though very cute, isn’t really the greatest example of my bipedal character preference, nor 3D backgrounds. Guild Wars 2’s characters are fairly good and the backgrounds in World of Warcraft are pretty, but I think the game that sums up my artistic preference the best is Aion.
While I didn’t play the game for long, as the mechanics were troublesome at best, I still found the graphics stunning. I loved the character looks, very anime with lots of style options and the backgrounds were vibrant and lush with color, absolutely beautiful. If only the game itself has been as great as the graphics.