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El Hijo: A Wild West Tale

Honig Studios, HandyGames, Quantumfrog
Dec 3, 2020 - PC

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Critic Reviews for El Hijo: A Wild West Tale

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

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Its gameplay is good, but what really sets El Hijo apart is its amazing setting and charming use of a child protagonist.

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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.

Review in Spanish | Read full review

With its unique visuals, clever environmental puzzles, and non-violent gameplay, El Hijo is a welcome entry in the somewhat overlooked stealth/puzzle genre. If you don't buy into the gameplay before the repetition sets in, however, it can become an adventure that's easily abandoned.

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El Hijo is just downright fun to play. It doesn't take a tremendous amount of thought to get through levels and the game is forgiving when you do get "caught". The inspiring of in-game children is a great motivational system that will entice you to replay levels to get 100% completion!

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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.

Review in Italian | Read full review

El Hijo is a joy to play. Despite the occasional wobble, it's a rewarding and remarkably serene stealth tale with plenty of heart.

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