Just caught the latest episode of the MMO Report and, oh jeez. Not this crap again. For some reason they put hideous frog-people in the original EverQuest, and now someone thought it'd be a great idea to do the same thing with Guild Wars 2. The vast majority of games out there do reptilian races horribly, and I can't think of ANY that have done amphibians in a way that doesn't make them look just plain wrong on multiple levels. Even Chrono Trigger, one of the best games ever made, didn't make the simply-named Frog LOOK cool; but he did have characterization which accomplished that.
But this rant isn't really about my dislike of these creepy critters. No, my complaint is the damn "paste an animal head onto a bipedal body and call it a day" deal these guys are pulling. Not only does it look awful, it's just plain wrong! A human does not look the same as a monkey or gorilla without hair! Sure, there's a distant resemblance but they AREN'T THE SAME! This was something I hated about EQ, and now GW2 is gonna take a page from that flawed chapter of design? Whyyyyyy?
So please, if you're gonna design an anthropomorphic race for your fantasy series, or just plain want to render one artistically, make the head and body shape appropriate. If it merely looks like the animal in nature, except walking, you've got a problem..