Chaz at Twinfinite writes,
I’ll be honest from the get-go here: when it’s done well, there’s few things I love more than minimalism. Whether in art, games, or even interior design, I definitely hold that less is more — so long as it’s the right kind of less. This isn’t stripping out features to leave a half-formed product, but addition by subtraction, where unnecessary elements are carved out to leave a complete, unencumbered product. When I come across a game like Mini Metro that does this, and does it well, it makes me happy in a way that many more feature-packed, exciting games simply cannot, because I’m too overstimulated by their presentation to really, honestly enjoy any particular piece of them.