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  • Summary: ENDER LILIES is a dark fantasy 2D Action RPG about unraveling the mysteries of a destroyed kingdom. On this sorrowful path, encounter horrific enemies against whom a moment of inattention could be fatal. Overcome the hardships of your journey and reach the truth with the fallen knights.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Jul 4, 2021
    90
    No matter how much inspiration it draws from Hollow Knight, Ender Lilies is the next big thing for metroidvanias.
  2. Jul 19, 2021
    90
    Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights is a fantastic metroidvania. It doesn’t do anything to revolutionize the genre, but it does excel at creating at creating a memorable experience that follows the familiar metroidvania template while still being unique. The visual style and amazing soundtrack complement each other well, creating a sense of tranquility in a desolate and horrific world. The challenge hits that sweet spot where the difficulty is high but victory is never out of reach, learning the enemy behaviors and getting an understanding of the collected abilities will allows players who persist to see the story to its end. Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights is a must play for fans of the genre as it’s simply one of the best metroidvanias ever developed.
  3. Oct 4, 2021
    90
    Ender Lilies is an emotional sidescroller RPG with a well-told compelling story, beautiful music & art, and solid gameplay. Its hauntingly beautiful style and satisfying world more than makes up for some slight combat blemishes, leaving a lasting impression as one of the most remarkable games of its kind.
  4. Aug 2, 2021
    89
    ENDER LILLIES manages to mitigate my issues with the Metroidvania subgenre while surpassing any expectations I had thanks to its story, art, and gameplay. My time with it was so overwhelmingly positive that I found myself struggling to pinpoint things I didn’t like. To those (like myself) who found themselves enamored with Valkyrie Profile’s theater-of-tragedy style of storytelling, I highly recommend giving Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights a look. To all others, I’d highly recommend it as an incredibly strong action RPG platformer with breathtaking art, engaging gameplay, powerful writing, and an emotive soundtrack that is bound to leave its mark upon you.
  5. Jul 25, 2021
    85
    Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights is a compelling, surprisingly charming little adventure. It may look dark and oppressive, but Lily is a likeable heroine.
  6. Jul 6, 2021
    83
    A hauntingly beautiful-in-motion Metroidvania seeped in death.
  7. Jun 23, 2021
    70
    Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights‘ combat could still do with some work, not least because the animation is so gorgeous that limiting your physical attacks deprives the game of an extra dose of visual finesse. But this is still a magical outing that will have you hooked until the Blight is nothing but a bad memory.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30
  1. Jul 3, 2021
    10
    I enjoyed it x10 times more than any AAA release from past 3 years. Also better than hollow knight.
  2. Jun 23, 2021
    10
    I made an account just to give this game a 10/10. Everything about this game is amazing, the music, setting, story, and atmosphere are allI made an account just to give this game a 10/10. Everything about this game is amazing, the music, setting, story, and atmosphere are all beautiful and give it so much charm and originality. The gameplay is not overly complex, you start with a basic attack and can dive to dodge attacks, which is fun to play with itself, but over the course of the game you get spirits which give new moves and its add so much variety. The difficulty is also just right; nothing seems unfair, and although it may take more than one try for bosses, you learn their patterns and slowly get better at it. Expand
  3. Jul 19, 2021
    10
    A near perfect game and as good as they come. Earned a spot on my top-10-favourite-list.
    If you want to have an idea of how good it is ... to
    A near perfect game and as good as they come. Earned a spot on my top-10-favourite-list.
    If you want to have an idea of how good it is ... to me, it is up there with Ori and the Blind Forest. It is a bit hard at times, but the spawn points are very forgiving (looking at you, Hollow Knight) and one of the few games I did not turn down the music b/c it became annoying.
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  4. Apr 1, 2022
    10
    I tried Ender Lilies on a whim and was continuously impressed by its gorgeous art direction, tense combat, haunting melodies, andI tried Ender Lilies on a whim and was continuously impressed by its gorgeous art direction, tense combat, haunting melodies, and well-realized world with a surprising amount of lore and characterization. Although hardly revolutionizing the "metroidvania" formula, Ender Lilies is incredible example of how engrossing storytelling, a wonderful soundtrack, and refined combat can elevate an otherwise derivative gameplay experience. This remains one of my favorite games to date. Expand
  5. Jun 27, 2021
    10
    This game is super immersive and fun, with the music being the cherry on top. If you liked hollow knight and similar games, you will like this.
  6. Nov 14, 2021
    9
    What an incredible gem. A very good game with beautiful art and a beautiful soundtrack. If you're a fan of Metroidvania games, this is a must have.
  7. Jul 15, 2021
    4
    The worst map i have ever seen on a metroidvania.
    Music is repetitive, always kind of the same melody, sound effects are bad too, everything
    The worst map i have ever seen on a metroidvania.
    Music is repetitive, always kind of the same melody, sound effects are bad too, everything sound so weak and floaty.
    Art is ok, but too dark, everything looks kind of the same.
    Combat is ok and obviously it takes a lot of gameplay things from Hollow Knight
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