I admit that when I first saw Puzz's body I was really surprised in, possibly, a negative way. It throws me off to see a human body in a game like Yooka-Laylee, especially one with the head of an octopus. It confuses me.
However... I've come to realise by looking at the beautiful screenshots today that Playtonic can really do no wrong. A character's design is only one aspect of their entire character, and characters are only a small aspect of an entire game. We still have amazing worlds to explore, challenges to complete, platforms to climb, references and jokes to enjoy, secrets to find and of course things to collect.
Nothing will worry me any more. I am so excited for this game.