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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: 11 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. Jul 13, 2021
    10
    Juegazo, una grande sorpresa, gráficamente es hermoso, jugabilidad muy muy buena, excelente progresión y curva de dificultad, grandes jefes yJuegazo, una grande sorpresa, gráficamente es hermoso, jugabilidad muy muy buena, excelente progresión y curva de dificultad, grandes jefes y además mucha durabilidad, me duró casi 40 horas. Altamente recomendado Expand
  2. 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
  3. 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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  4. Aug 13, 2021
    9
    It took me 4 hours to get into this game - I found that gameplay up to that point to be not particularly engaging - but at some point it justIt took me 4 hours to get into this game - I found that gameplay up to that point to be not particularly engaging - but at some point it just clicked for me - and the remaining 20 hours or so was just a joy. Lots of interesting weapons, beautiful graphics, a well designed map, challenging enemies and bosses, a well designed map with lots of interesting rooms - this is a top notch metroidvania. Highly recommended. Expand
  5. Aug 16, 2021
    8
    Jojo's Souls with a memorable, haunting soundtrack and some fun boss fights. The environments are beautifully made and pull you in from theJojo's Souls with a memorable, haunting soundtrack and some fun boss fights. The environments are beautifully made and pull you in from the start, even if the story itself doesn't tread much new ground. While you have options to use a lot of different abilities/Stands, most of them didn't seem worth using other than in specific situations, so the combat can get a little worn out by the end. Still, a solid entry into the 2d-soulslike indie pantheon. Expand
  6. Jul 9, 2021
    5
    I really want to like this game- it's slick and stylish and feels great to play -but after beating the game and seeing the true ending, I findI really want to like this game- it's slick and stylish and feels great to play -but after beating the game and seeing the true ending, I find I'm just left feeling angry and unsatisfied. It was such a frustrating, cheesy experience from start to finish. The difficulty borders on abusive at times, not because it's impossible- it's obviously not, I did everything eventually -but because it's just so stupidly implemented.

    I mean, there's a boss that literally does nothing but run away from you and summon endless minions. Beating that boss didn't make me feel like I was clever or skilled, it made me feel like I had cheesed my way past a game-breaking design error. I felt stupider for having overcome it.

    That was the worst offender, but after the first couple of major fights, they're all like that to varying degrees. The final boss is the most deeply lackluster of them all- it literally does nothing at all unless you move near its claws, except cough up an endless stream of very tanky flying minions that can two-shot you. The fight is literally just a matter of trying to kill the minions faster than they can spawn while dealing incidental damage to the boss when possible. I felt no relief or triumph upon beating it- just this kind of disbelief that that's really how the game ends.

    This game wants to be Dark Souls- aesthetically and philosophically -and totally gets it wrong. If it respected my time and got out of its own way, I think I would really have enjoyed it. The exploration elements are so good! The music is great! The art is lovely (even if it is way too Dark Souls adjacent)! But the miserable, miserable slog that the game forces you to deal with to experience all this outweighs all the good. I can't recommend this game.
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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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