The low-rez look matches perfectly to those games, and anyone wanting a new experience with that old-school feel will easily find it here. Backdrops are highly pixelated, but still clear, while the game's characters are wonderful, blocky shapes and colors (at least by most modern game's standards) that somehow still convey exactly the look of real people. In a time when each game that comes out tries to be the next big, super-realistic, visual phenomenon, Blackwell Deception is a nice change of pace.
The game's audio also hits the mark. The background music changes slightly depending on where you are at, but the overall feel seems to do a good job of setting the pace for the rest of the game. There aren't that many urgent moments in Blackwell Deception, and the slow and light music never makes you feel rushed, which is great since there will be times when you will have to be very methodical when trying to solve a puzzle.
I was also impressed by the voice acting in the game. Everyone sounds great, and no voice feels phoned in. This includes all characters, from the main duo of Rosa and Joey, to the various side characters like the ghosts Rosa finds, or the cop investigating the death of someone Rosa knows.