@Veektarius: I suppose you're right. It comes down to preference - If you liked the cel-shading aesthetic to being with then of course they would appear to age better. but you did bring up WOW - isn't that one of the reasons WoW has been the juggernaut that it is? It had a pleasant non-realistic feel to it from the beginning?
But yes, I agree - Games aren't just made to last - we're not talking about roofing or vinyl siding: They can be made to consumed and put away, I'm thinking of iOS games for example.
New to the whole FORUM thing. I, uh. You know I write about video games. A little. The article I linked to, I'm actually the author of.
It's just an observation on cel shading (apropos the upcoming release of jet-grind radio - or re-release I should say) and how it ages a lot better than the titles that try to approximate verisimilitude or photorealism with their graphics.