Minimalism ruled every facet of BELOWs design, from its art style to its interface. Only the most pertinent information remained apparent from the outset, as the game pushed me to figure out its intricacies. Even figuring out basic tenants like the games mechanics and main objective were left for personal discovery.
In many ways, BELOW felt like an isometric take on Shadow of the Colossus both evoking minimalism, beauty, and simplicity in their designs. Unlike Shadow of the Colossus, however, BELOW harbored several frustrating flaws which hampered what otherwise became a breathtaking experience.