- Publisher: HandyGames
- Release Date: Mar 25, 2021
- Also On: iPhone/iPad, PC, PlayStation 4, Stadia, Switch
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 cunningEl 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.… Expand
- Developer: Honig Studios
- Genre(s): Action Adventure, General, Linear
- # of players: No Online Multiplayer
- Cheats: On GameFAQs
- Available On: Stadia
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E3 2019: El Hijo trailer - PC Gaming Show 2019
Positive: 1 out of 5
Mixed: 4 out of 5
Negative: 0 out of 5
Mar 29, 2021El Hijo: A Wild West Tale is a beautiful stealth game. I do love the fact it’s not all about killing but just getting to the next area. I had a great time playing the title and I love the art style too. Like most stealth titles, if you’re a fan of this genre and enjoy not going around killing everyone then this is a game for you to pick up.
Apr 14, 2021An experience with a great message and a simple but funny story.
Mar 23, 2021El Hijo: A Wild West Tale is not the most innovative stealth game in the world, but it stands out for having a Pixar context. It's fun for kids, but the message gets through to adults.
Apr 12, 2021For as slow-moving El Hijo - A Wild West Tale on Xbox is, once it gets up to speed and starts throwing clever ideas at you, it can become an enjoyable puzzling playthrough. It’s a shame then that the poor AI, basic visuals and a lack of proper puzzling ideas then creep in.
May 5, 2021My wife and I both agree that El Hijo - A Wild West Tale is super cute and age appropriate for kids and adults alike as there is no violence or bad language. I mostly recommend El Hijo for young people interested in puzzle games, or adults who need a game cleanser or break from their main games now and then and want to complete a few levels at a time.
Positive: 1 out of 1
Mixed: 0 out of 1
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Mar 26, 2021El Hijo is all about its gameplay. The work developed by Honig Studios is a stealth game, and it is one of the hard and pure ones. El Hijo andEl Hijo is all about its gameplay. The work developed by Honig Studios is a stealth game, and it is one of the hard and pure ones. El Hijo and his protagonists completely shy away from violence, there is no way to stun except in the last levels with harmless fireworks, or worse still eliminate the enemies and, therefore, the only way to advance level after level and hugging your mother again means taking advantage of the countless tactical solutions proposed by the various environments explored and continuing without being discovered. Areas range from the monastery's initial rooms to dark dynamite-laden mines, past courtyards, open deserts, trains, and more. If initially these scenarios assume rather linear geometries and guide the players to the discovery of the single mechanics, with the passage of time this straight direction is abandoned and the classic stylistic elements of the sandbox levels are embraced. definitely more affordable than the previous ones. The only element of challenge are the other children scattered around the scenarios, who can be inspired and who in turn replenish the protagonists' stocks with regard to the various gadgets. In short, an extra boost for completists, but an addition that slightly varies the judgment on the overall difficulty. True complexity comes only from commands that are not always quick and that tend to give the worst of themselves in the wrong moments. The most annoying failures arise while you are lurking safely behind a shelter, which unfortunately betrays when you try to climb over it only because the action of the jump mysteriously conflicts with that of lowering. Similarly, aiming with the slingshot can become a titanic undertaking when the viewfinder begins to get stuck on objects placed at different heights. In short, El Hijo does not make precision one of its strengths. There are these issues and they are undeniable and also quite frequent and their only fortune is the extreme accessibility of El Hijo. Even in the event of a capture due to one of these jams just mentioned, a quick rewind brings the situation to a few previous moments, without the risk of having to redo whole sections of levels. El Hiko is far from a terrible game even with its issues and has its audience on Xbox One, so if this is in your ballpark be sure to head on over to the Xbox digital games store to add it to your robust digital games library.… Expand
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