The graphics are so good, it's hard to tell if they are 2D or 3D, if you catch my meaning. The quality is very high and does the game proudly. It's not without its flaws, however. It can be very hard to distinguish creatures on the map, even with the option to put big, red flags next to them. The animation, however, is all very good. Archangels glide smoothly through the air, and huge ogres will lumber slowly wherever they are going. The battle screens are easy to follow, and the character sprites are big, vibrant, and excellently animated. So, while it may not be fully 3D, the game probably looks better because of it.
The sound and music in Disciples II: Guardians compliments the visuals perfectly. Despite the subtitle Guardians of the Light, most of the sound and music is as dark and brooding as the graphics. The battle noises of sword and blood, the map sounds of walking, entering battle, and city building - it all has an extremely somber note to it. Even the sounds of an angel flapping its wings are heavy and earthy. The music is equally foreboding. Soft and ambient in the background, most of the musical pieces remain very ominous throughout the game.