El Hijo: A Wild West Tale

Honig Studios, Honig Studios, HandyGames, Quantumfrog

Fair Man
OpenCritic Rating
72
Top Critic Average
46%
Critics Recommend
Based on 28 critic reviews
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El Hijo: A Wild West Tale

Rating Summary

Based on 28 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

46%

Critics Recommend

Based on 28 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PCDec 3, 2020

Developers: Honig Studios, Quantumfrog

Publishers: Honig Studios, HandyGames

Genres: Strategy, Adventure

El Hijo - A Wild West Tale is an exciting spaghetti-western stealth game, in which you guide a 6-year-old boy on his quest to find his mother. As a six-year-old, "El Hijo" must always sneak past the dangers of his world. As he overcomes his challenges, he gains self-confidence and cunning and with it more schemes to get past his foes. On his journey, he will find himself in a remote monastery, a harsh and unforgiving stretch of desert and a frontier town rife with crime and villainy. The journey begins when a farmer and her son El Hijo are attacked by bandits who raze their farm to the ground. The mother decides to leave "El Hijo" at a secluded monastery in order to protect him. However, El Hijo decides that the monastic life is not for him and decides to escape. "El Hijo - A Wild West Tale" is a non-violent stealth game. Violence is instead exchanged with the mischievous, playfulness of a young child. Shadowplay is in the core of the game and "El Hijo" will often have to hide. Without needlessly adding new mechanics, the gameplay is extended naturally, as variations of existing mechanics are gradually introduced and then combined with each other to increase the challenge. These twists on familiar mechanics are often a product of the varied, increasingly dangerous environments that "El Hijo" must traverse to reach his ultimate goal. FEATURES: Survive the Wild West with the cleverness of a young hero Explore dark monasteries, deserts and boomtowns in a spaghetti-western world Merge with the shadows to hide from the lawless Solve playfully tricky environmental puzzles Use a playful arsenal of tactical toys to bypass and distract diverse desperadoes Inspire other children towards the path to freedom Enjoy the gripping storyline of a brave son searching for his mother

El Hijo: A Wild West Tale Critic Reviews

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It's hard to play El Hijo without wishing for a little more flair in its stealth system.

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A charming, gentle take on the Wild West and stealth genres aimed at all ages, but with occasional spikes in difficulty which may trouble younger players. The art design and narrative are both captivating, so providing you have the patience for stealth and puzzles, it's highly recommended.

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An experience with a great message and a simple but funny story.

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El Hijo - A Wild West Tale is the perfect stealth game for those who are looking for an experience that is not too complex but still able to whet the intelligence, thanks to a mix of excellent level design, well-calibrated puzzle sections and many solutions offered in sandbox environments, all immersed in a spaghetti western atmosphere.

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