You've heard it. Everyone loves to go around saying how bland graphics have become. All games are now are shades of grey.
But to me, this is really the first generation where I see tons of new graphical styles emerging. Last generation, you pretty much had two-- cartoony or realistic, cell shaded, and more abstract (viewtiful joe, okamI). But still, a realistic game looked pretty much all to one realm. Same with all the others for the most part, with some exceptions.
But look at this generation. Styles are starting to emerge, perhaps because the platforms have the ability to display them. Here's some examples of stylized graphics this gen.
Dark and Gloomy "Gritty"
And some other notable misc. ones
So please guys, stop it. Stylization isn't dead. It's more prevalent this gen than any.