Lights Out harks back to the days of the original Myst and The 7th Guest, with its beautiful pre-rendered graphics and embedded animation. Unfortunately, the animation isn't always smooth. Early on, I noticed several instances where the movement was jagged and very rough. This seemed to take away from my overall enjoyment of the game. It just seemed a bit out of place to see these rough facial expressions while someone was talking to me.
The letterbox feel of the game helps to bring out the high-quality feel that the developers are trying to put out. The black areas at the top and bottom of the screen are prime locations to display inventory and menus without having the scene in front of you being covered up.
The voice work is fair, and the sounds come off really well. Both do a great job of adding to the atmosphere of the game. In the beginning, when you wake up at the fog-covered port town, the sound of the ocean waves and wind works great as a way of getting you into the game. Also, the original cast of Dark Fall has come back to do the voicework for this sequel.