I actually thought that was pretty cute. It's all in the delivery, mostly.
"Rash... can you read?"
The dark queen design was not my favorite but I don't begrudge it just because it's not Crazy TnA. The Toads all looked and moved really good. I wouldn't watch a full series in that style, but for video game cutscenes it was pretty decent. You guys need to get out of your perpetual fetish-slash-/pol/ hole on this board some more, seriously.