The most recent entry in the God of War series was graphically awe-inspiring and told a story that had real depth and emotion. After finishing it, however, I felt like I needed something to clear the pallet. An amuse-bouche. What I found was Yoku's Island Express. An indie pinball platformer that looks like a painting.
The pitch that sold me came in the form of a short conversation on a recent episode of the Giant Bombcast. Yoku's is the extension of my favorite pinball games. Games with great themes that have a story and specific levels. Haunted House comes to mind. Yoku's world is one giant pinball board, packed full of quest, subterranean spelunking, snow-capped mountains and a story that is funny and well written.
All that and mystery. There are small pinball boards that you only get one shot at. Side quest that require the collection of hidden artifacts. A ticking counter of how many times you go down the drain. The game will fade to black and reveal a group of robed shadowy figures at certain drain intervals. I am some 6 hours into the game and I still don't know what will happen when I hit 100 failures (I'm at 61 at present).
I should mention it is on PC and every other console. It was $20 on the PS4. Frankly, it is a steal for how much fun I am having with it. My guess is that it would be the perfect game for the Switch.