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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: 22 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Jun 27, 2021
    90
    A classic new metroidvania inspired by Hollow Knight. It brings nothing new in the genre, but it makes no errors resulting in a very solid game with well crafted and various mechanics. It will lead you for more than 25 hours through an interesting realm hiding a fine story in it. A gem that simply deserves a place in the Olympus of metroidvanias.
  2. Jul 6, 2021
    90
    Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights is a very atmospheric game, full of feelings and emotions. It is beautifully terrifying and terribly beautiful, allowing players to admire the destroyed cathedral and crumbling statues, a decayed village, a flooded temple of magic and other charmingly gloomy locations.
  3. CD-Action
    Sep 1, 2021
    90
    Ender Lilies is one of the best metroidvanias of recent years. What immediately caught my attention was its unusual combat system based on summoning spirits that attack your enemies, but I also enjoyed the dark, oneiric and slightly melancholic atmosphere of this beautiful, varied world. Hunting down bosses, discovering shortcuts, and a checkpoint system that resembles Dark Souls’ bonfires give Ender Lilies a distinct soulslike aftertaste. [09/2021, p.64]
  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: 14 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
  1. 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
  2. Jul 28, 2021
    10
    Loved every minute of it. Great gameplay, beautiful music and amazing art. The map seems a little confusing at first but you get used to it.Loved every minute of it. Great gameplay, beautiful music and amazing art. The map seems a little confusing at first but you get used to it. Congratulations to everyone involved in the making of this game! Expand
  3. Jul 1, 2021
    10
    This game is just perfect from the beginning to end.. how the difficulty begins to raise smoothly.. the choice of music in every scenario..This game is just perfect from the beginning to end.. how the difficulty begins to raise smoothly.. the choice of music in every scenario.. the story.. 100% recommended. Expand
  4. Jun 27, 2021
    10
    Amazing metroidvania game brilliant level design wonderful skills thrilling boss fight fascinating art direction best ost in 2021, ofc thisAmazing metroidvania game brilliant level design wonderful skills thrilling boss fight fascinating art direction best ost in 2021, ofc this game deserves more love Expand
  5. Sep 15, 2021
    9
    El juego es simplemente increíble, sus escenarios son extraordinarios, sus enemigos variados, y en especial lo que más me encantó del juego,El juego es simplemente increíble, sus escenarios son extraordinarios, sus enemigos variados, y en especial lo que más me encantó del juego, fue su banda sonora, es lo más increíble y hermoso que he escuchado, lo único negativo es que el juego es demasiado corto para ser un metroidvania, y además sus jefes tienen un patrón fácil de descifrar, pero el juego es 100% recomendable
    No dudes en comprar este hermoso juego, te encantará si jugaste otros juegos similares
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  6. Jul 2, 2021
    7
    I don’t want to sound too harsh, as a Metroidvania glutton I enjoyed my time with Ender Lillies, at a time where a lot of us are eagerlyI don’t want to sound too harsh, as a Metroidvania glutton I enjoyed my time with Ender Lillies, at a time where a lot of us are eagerly awaiting Hollow Knight: Silksong, a game that attempts to do similar things fairly successfully is bound to be warmly received.

    From the start though, I’ve had this nagging feeling that this game was missing something and the reason it’s hard to pinpoint is that the devs are good enough that it’s almost never one major thing. The creators of Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knight, a title so generic it becomes offensive, understand what makes a Metroidvania work. If you go left at the start, as most Metroid fans are wont to do, you will be greeted with a locked door that will nag at you for 90% of the game and that exaltation you feel when you finally open it is exactly what the genre is all about. So if you are in the mood for a decent Metroidvania, read no further and go play Ender Lilies. If you are looking for the next Hollow Knight on the other hand, read on, or stay away from this game. So what makes a Hollow Knight so great? Maybe it depends on who you ask, but for me it’s a combination of true exploration, amazing level design and art direction, areas that feel different enough but part of a whole, great gameplay and combat; satisfying new abilities that make you want to immediately revisit previous areas. I could go on and on, but let’s focus on these for now. Ender Lilies never feels great, the areas are fine, but not memorable. It’s somewhat challenging but not consistently enough to give you a sense of accomplishment, the bosses are pretty good, but don’t feel especially inspired. There is also a readability problem where the fights become a sloppy combination of your flashy attacks and the bosses flashy attacks and you can’t tell when to dodge. The exploration is maybe the most problematic, because the game color codes the map, orange if completed and blue if you need to find something, there are also red dots on the sides if you need to find a new path. It’s helpful, but inelegant and also provides this checklist feel instead of the more refined and mysterious exploration of Hollow Knight. Another apt comparison would be the checklist nature of an Assassin’s Creed type open world map vs Breath of the Wild’s organic and explorative one. The game completely falls apart in the final section, a poisonous uninviting mess of an area that makes you reminisce fondly on Dark Souls’ Blighttown. It’s impossible not to take damage, and you are basically invited to rush through a rushed through environment instead of exploring it, an experience that mirrors development perhaps? It certainly feels that way. Ultimately the bottom line is that Ender Lilies is unoriginal, somewhat generic and if you’ve played Hollow Knight, Blasphemous, Salt and Sanctuary or a SoulsBorne you’ve played a far better version of what’s on offer here. That doesn’t mean the game is without merits, it’s competently made for the most part and will definitely scratch the Metroidvania itch if you are a fiend like me. 7.5/10
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  7. Aug 21, 2021
    0
    Although Ender Lilies has similar game-play as Hollow Knight, it still has medium level of difficulty. This game has so amazing art-style andAlthough Ender Lilies has similar game-play as Hollow Knight, it still has medium level of difficulty. This game has so amazing art-style and great soundtrack plus heart-warming story!! Love this game so much Expand

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