I've spent the last several days designing and re-designing these sprites/objects, and I think I finally found a decent style that works out pretty well. However, I would like some feedback before I progress much further on design, and any criticism would be great! Don't be afraid to be honest!
The game setting is that everything is either a cube or a rectangle and metallic in nature (hence the shading and 3D-ish effects), but I'm wondering if anything could be improved in the slightest. I'm still a little unhappy with the way the land tileset has turned out, but I like the clouds, trees and and fences pretty well.
First, this is a video that shows the previous style I had. I found it too busy, and it distracted the player more than anything. Yes, I stole the Mario sound effects - don't worry, they won't be in the actual game. I just used them for testing purposes.
And here's an image, showing the most recent changes.
That's about all I've designed so far, but I've also been spending the days actually developing the game as well (as you can tell in the video). I've done all of this in the last 2 1/2 days, and that's why I'm asking for feedback on the overall design. I want to make sure the style works before I put much more effort into designing the rest of the objects!