I don't know why, but white-on-black minimalism somehow does something to my brain. I can't get enough of it. Maybe it started when I saw the white halls of Bespin in Empire Strikes Back, only to find the corruption within. This theme was repeated in the Kamino sequences in Attack of the Clones; I love the Kamino scenes unapologetically.
This list may expand to include all minimalism over time, but what I mean is sort of the stark, high contrast or matte look that many people think is bleak or flat. I love colorful games, but I always like the visual equivalent of a palate cleanser from time to time. I don't think I mean minimal in all respects, which was easy to get in older games just through virtue of them not having much resources.; I sorta mean stark contrasts and muted whites and grays.