It's a videogame forum. It'd be weird if I complained about the public transit in my city here.
That's not what I meant. If you want to talk about the art being aesthetically or stylistically displeasing, that's fine. But that's not what this is about. People are continually whining about character art in a video game. Let us analyze this in its entirety. There seem to be to groups of people that are angry about this at.
The first group is claiming it objectifies women. There are mountains and mountains of media and sites that objectify men and get away with it with barely a raised eyebrow - why is this? Because everyone realizes this is fantasy escapism and anybody who attributes any of this to real life is not right in the head. Am I to believe that the fans of Twilight, trashy romance novels, and the sort really want that stuff to be real? Of course not. By the same token, while some guys may gawk at big chested women, there is a similar disconnect in fantasy and reality. Nobody with all their marbles is going to look at their partner and say "you don't look like such and such character in such and such work. Lets break up."
Then there's the argument that the muscle bound dwarf caters to a male power fantasy. I find it hilariously, almost insultingly ironic that in the same breath where these people scream about objectifying women and how women shouldn't need to feel a certain way about their body they are telling ME how I should feel about MY body, and what I want MY body to look like (and I most certainly do NOT want to look like the dwarf). I mean, do these people fucking listen to themselves? There's also the fact that these people want to allow women to express their sexuality in an way they deem fit - be it sleeping with whoever eh want, writing erotic novels, and/or drawing naked guys doing naked stuff. Why, then, do they seem so intent on shaming people who enjoy this, calling the designers adolescents and engaging in name calling, then getting defensive as hell after the art director rightfully retaliates?
The second group just doesn't want to be looked down on for playing this game. But then is it different from playing a Pokemon game in public? How about a Phoenix Wright game? Any anime game? Even Persona 4, a mature rated game, has stuff that may embarrass you in public (i got a bit uncomfortable when Rise, a 14 year old girl, started ofling me in the game while i was on public transit). You assume this is a problem limited only to this game where it's something you face with almost all games (particularly Japense made games, which have specific tastes in mind). There's really no use complaining about it in that capacity.
In short, it just reeks of actively looki for something to be offended by, rather than an assessment of the art style itself, and exposes a lot of the bigotry inherent in people.