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  • Summary: Long ago, in the distant reaches of Land's End, an unforeseen rainfall transformed all living things into frenzied undead monstrosities known as the Blighted. Faced with a calamity far beyond their understanding, the kingdom fell into ruin with no end to the accursed rain in sight.Long ago, in the distant reaches of Land's End, an unforeseen rainfall transformed all living things into frenzied undead monstrosities known as the Blighted. Faced with a calamity far beyond their understanding, the kingdom fell into ruin with no end to the accursed rain in sight.

    Meanwhile in the remnants of this devastated land, a young woman named Lily awakens in the depths of a church

    Unravel the mystery of the kingdom destroyed by the Rain of Death. Journey through the sprawling and hauntingly beautiful Land's End, traversing a submerged forest, a sealed-off contaminated underground cavern, and a grand castle.

    Formidable bosses await that will gladly claim your life given even the slightest chance. Defeat these powerful foes and release them from their unending curse to recruit them as allies. Overcome the challenges before you and search for the truth with powerful knights at your side.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Jun 28, 2021
    90
    This is a beautiful ‘soulsvania’ whose strengths are a fantastic combat, a solid map design and a very interesting story.
  2. Jul 13, 2021
    90
    As orthodox as it is in terms of gameplay, it does everything it’s doing so well that I can’t imagine any fan of the genre coming away disappointed. Add in the stellar visuals and excellent music, and you have a well-balanced experience that is more than worth your time and money.
  3. Aug 12, 2021
    90
    Ender Lilies artfully weaves the Metroidvanias and Soulslikes genres in a dark fantasy setting, inviting the player to fully explore all of the secrets (and endings) of Land’s End.
  4. Aug 2, 2021
    85
    Despite the performance issues and some difficulty spikes, Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights is one of the best games you can play on Nintendo Switch this year with its superlative soundtrack and gorgeous aesthetic.
  5. Sep 9, 2021
    80
    While looking gorgeous and dripping with atmosphere, Ender Lilies may not be the greatest metroidvania when it comes to level design and combat. Thankfully, it is easy to overlook if you are not of the nitpicking kind. But still, make sure to use the game’s momentum while it lasts, since a number of its bumps may spoil the ride for some players out there.
  6. Jul 2, 2021
    80
    I haven't played a Metroidvania as immersive and rewarding as Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights in a long time; it's great stuff.
  7. Aug 16, 2021
    60
    ENDER LILLIES: Quietus of the Knights is the definition of sky-high potential gone to waste. At first it will seem like this is a flawless diamond. It is beautiful, it controls like a charm, and the story behind it all is mysterious and dark. The more you play, however, the more you realise that, under the wallpaper-worthy vistas lies something that leans more towards generic than awesome, with combat in particular slowly turning into a repetitive slog. Sadly, this is nothing more an 'okay' metroidvania.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 23
  2. Negative: 3 out of 23
  1. Jul 4, 2021
    10
    While Ender Lilies may not have it's own unique gameplay gimmick, Rarely does it ever *feel* like it's lacking one. Everything from theWhile Ender Lilies may not have it's own unique gameplay gimmick, Rarely does it ever *feel* like it's lacking one. Everything from the gameplay, level design and story does a wonderful job engaging the player into the beautifully haunting world of "Lands End". The game uses 2D sprite-work and backgrounds to deliver what is honestly some of the best visuals i've seen in a game of this genre in quite some time (maybe ever if i'm being honest), not to mention that Mili blew the soundtrack out of the park by delivering what may be the best OST of the year.

    Ender Lilies isn't interested in reinventing the wheel, rather, it reminds the player as to why the wheel is one of the best things we ever thought of. After getting 100% completion i can happily say that this game is fantastic, that is quite simply the bottom line.
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  2. Apr 28, 2022
    10
    This is the best metroidvania you've never played. Amazing story, beautiful visuals, and an amazing soundtrack. Honestly, I cannot recommendThis is the best metroidvania you've never played. Amazing story, beautiful visuals, and an amazing soundtrack. Honestly, I cannot recommend this enough! Expand
  3. Jul 3, 2021
    10
    Ender Lilies is the most beautiful, fun and challenging game I played ever. A must-play for all those love metroidvania + dark fantasy +Ender Lilies is the most beautiful, fun and challenging game I played ever. A must-play for all those love metroidvania + dark fantasy + methodic combat. The gameplay curve is perfect. Expand
  4. Jul 10, 2021
    9
    Nice game to tide me over until Hallow Knight Silk Song releases. Wonderful art style, pretty fun combat, great world exploration
  5. Aug 29, 2021
    9
    The art in this game is absolutely gorgeous. The eerie music adds the creepy depth to perfectly fit each area of the game. The controls atThe art in this game is absolutely gorgeous. The eerie music adds the creepy depth to perfectly fit each area of the game. The controls at first were a little difficult for me but I got the hang of them and found I could get around, dodge, and attack with ease. The story presentation really isn't my thing. You get little bits of the past but they are scattered around and mixed up and I was confused at times about what was going on or had happened. The combat is a lot of fun. I did not find this to be an easy game. Sometimes I would die due to not paying attention to health, or because I took a big hit that drained more than I thought it would, or because I fell into a lake of poison. I died repeatedly at times trying to get past a certain room and probably died over 10 times for each boss in the game before beating them. I did not find the main bosses to be a walk in the park. I felt like this game was a challenge and beating it felt great. The plethora of spirits you get is nice but I found myself only using 2 for combat and 2 for getting around to hard to reach places. The rest didn't get touched. I don't think the game a linear as I found myself exploring areas that were not inline with where I should have been in the game and some areas required critical thought to get through or a specific ability which I didn't have at the time. Overall an amazing game and I hope to see another one from these developers. Expand
  6. Jun 5, 2022
    8
    Tolles Metroidvania. Spielgefühl, Musik, Länge, es war alles einfach nur super. Der Schwierigkeitsgrad war auch gut getroffen, zumindest fürTolles Metroidvania. Spielgefühl, Musik, Länge, es war alles einfach nur super. Der Schwierigkeitsgrad war auch gut getroffen, zumindest für meinen Geschmack. Auf der Switch ein tolles Spiel. 9/10

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    Great Metroidvania. Feeling, music, length, it was all just great. The level of difficulty was also well met, at least for my taste. Great game on the switch. 9/10
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  7. Jul 10, 2021
    2
    Difficult to believe the game is complete; one either hits a brick wall and doesn’t know how to progress, or it ends too soon.

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