Dont Starve is a great game and in no way is the art style simply a novelty
Its not like proteus where the only reason people look at it is because of the art style. Dont starve has so much content andstuff going for it. You will be slaughtered alive and cluesless mulitple times and wonder how ou can survive one more day. It becomes alot easier if you use the wikis but it can be fun to experience the unknown never knowing how you will survive one more day.