Welcome to Elk takes you on an adventure where every person you meet has a story to tell. By the way, all the stories are also based on real stories that the developers interviewed. To summarize all the stories into one, the developers have moved the game from the North Pole to an area called “Elk Island”, and they are taking control of a new resident who has just arrived at work.
In Welcome to Elk, you are Frigg, an alternative looking woman who came to Elk Island to help a local carpenter for experience and work. However, once Frigg lands, she is taken to the local Bar for a party where she meets most of the locals and gets involved in the drama of the town. Although Frigg is only there to help her, the townspeople get closer to her and she learns all her deep secrets.
Between their adventures, Frigg experience very light and fun mini-games. One of them imagines what one of the native’s parents would look like and chooses the eyes, nose and mouth to put on a Balloon. Yes, some of the mini-games are weird, but sometimes you wonder why it was even necessary. Most of the mini-games are not really used for narration and are sometimes simply there to extend the current scene. However, some may find it amusing and want to repeat it over and over again.
At the end of each day, the stories Frigg experience in Welcome to Elk are transcribed into strange bottles at her house. Frigg also begins to meet people with their own stories that other locals claim not to know. It makes you try to figure out where all these strange phenomena come from, and it puts you on your own story, which you can find out at the end of the game.
Overall, Welcome to Elk is a good collection of narratives packed into a game. You can complete the game in less than four hours, and the mini-games can keep your attention for a while. However, The main thing is that the experiences that you will hear about will touch you for a long time to come.