It does look better in-game but there are some nitpicks I wanta say:
-Kirby looks like an egg, I would make him rounder if I was you. :3
-Metaknight's cape is 8-bitish
-Metaknight looks also like an egg. <3
-I would make Metaknight taller and rounder so that him and his cape don't look seperate
Other then that, I really like the metaknight and kirby. just edit them abit and they'll look better.
You got a very good start going though I must say, alot better then some kirby/metaknight smw gfx i've seen on youtube, etc.