I feel the art style is more lazy than retro.
I may be alone on this but I really do hate the retro style in this game. I feel like it was unnecessary and doesn't really add much to the game. IMO this whole obsession with retro style is just a cop out for devs to avoid more expenses. Don't get me wrong so far I have enjoyed the game, but I feel like the devs were just being lazy when it came to art style.