All of the visual assets in Machinarium are hand-drawn and animated which makes the results simply astounding. Machinarium looks like a moving painting in motion and the adorable character designs will charm your pants off. The cute little robot who journeys this adventure has some of the coolest personality traits (and dance moves) that you have ever seen.
The soundtrack is the perfect blend of fantasy and whimsy, which compliment the art style very well. Think of a blend between Tim Burton and Salvador Dali as a close example of the universe of Machinarium. None of the characters actually speak, but all the emotions and important info are conveyed through non-verbal actions, like behavioral quirks or animated dialogue balloons that play a brief flashback. This is where Machinarium shines. The unconventional approach to storytelling is the most charming part because it works so well. I never felt lost (although I did feel stumped) since Machinarium always left neat visual cues.