CheatCC says, "Hotel Dusk enthusiasts will soon realize the streamlined, hand-drawn approach from the first title has been put aside. Again goes for a much more realistic look, utilizing real-life actors to play the different character roles. Even some backgrounds and story elements are based on photographs, though the game's environments and investigations all happen in much more traditional and interactive 3D settings. While some might not like this choice as much, this darker, lifelike appearance should help everyone get even more involved into the happenings. Or, will it? I guess it all depends on how good the story is. From what we've learned, things look rather promising."