While we in the art team always strive to make the graphical environment as pleasing as possible, some still believe that the game should be made more interactive. 3D game environments, live movement, and all of these wonderful ideas people have to make it "more visually pleasing." This is something you will have to bring up to the developers, and not there lowly art penguin. Unless they ask for 3D models, we give them 2D stuff.
And contrary to popular belief, I can be a wonderful cute little penguin once you get to know me, just do not show me horrible artwork.