One of the subgenres of games that has been extremely well-represented on the Switch has been story-driven games, and these have come in all sorts of forms and share their narratives in a variety of ways. Taking a much more straight-forward approach than most, feeling a bit like an adventure game but mixing in things like mini games as well, Welcome to Elk revels in its town full of quirky characters who all seem to bring something to the table to enjoy. The fact that many of the stories relayed are based in some degree of truth not only helps add to the game’s fascination factor but generally makes everything feel more grounded in a refreshing way than the norm. Rather than having everything play out in some sort of contrived fantasy world or situation that drives the overall experience this has much more of a “stop and smell the roses” as you simply take things in and enjoy the varied ride.
Justin Nation, Score:
Nindie Choice! [8.5]