ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights

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ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights is ranked in the 92nd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

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Based on 57 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

85

Top Critic Average

89%

Critics Recommend

Based on 57 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

LadiesGamers.com
Loved
Loved
Jul 1, 2021

Ender Lilies Quietus of the Knights is one of those games where, usually, this level of high difficulty would put me off and I would just walk away due to frustration. But I didn’t, some bosses took me multiple attempts to complete and yes I had to take breaks, but I kept getting drawn back to fight the darkness. Maybe it was the delightful piano score, the light vs dark story arc or the smooth control system but I just couldn’t help being drawn back in. I’ll admit I was not very good at the game but this is a rare occasion where despite my hardships I have nothing but praise for this title. Not for everyone, but as the game seems to hint at in the darkest of depths there is always light. At least that’s what I took from it.

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Console Creatures
Recommended
Recommended
Jul 7, 2021

Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights is a stunning Metroidvania set in a gothic nightmare where there is no hope for the inhabitants. Through a roughly 20 hour campaign, you restore the light to Land's End in what is a breakout hit for 2021.

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Eurogamer
No Recommendation / Blank
No Recommendation / Blank
Jul 2, 2021

Nothing new but there's some lovely texture in this dark fable.

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Scored Reviews

PSX Brasil
95 / 100
95 / 100
Jul 23, 2021

Mixing different genres and mechanics, ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights is perhaps one of the lesser-known, albeit one of the best Metroidvania titles released in the last ten years. From start to finish, with very few caveats, the game excels in everything it does.

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GameBlast
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Jun 18, 2021

ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights brings together several elements that pique my interest in metroidvania games: vast map full of secret locations, well-developed characters, a striking plot and, to top it off, a neat visual and a pleasant soundtrack that, together, contribute to a formidable ambiance. Although the title does not add great originality to the style, it knows very well how to use the inspiration of established franchises without sounding like something cliché or excessive, making it easily one of the best recommendations for those looking for an experience worthy of the best games of the genre.

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33bits
95 / 100
95 / 100
Jun 25, 2021

ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights is an excellent game, a fantastic metroidvania, and a great work of design and art. Inspirations and similarities, with their own personality, combats, a lot of exploration, pitfalls and possibilities. A title that cannot be missed unless the reader has a minimum taste for 2D games of this genre, here represented by a very complete, rich title with a commendable artistic invoice.

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Screen Rant
Jun 19, 2021

Ender Lilies doesn't do anything particularly new or inventive, but it doesn't need to. This is a game that knows exactly what it is and what it's setting out to do. This is a fantastic Metroidvania that will scratch the itch of anyone looking to slowly peel away at the secrets of a huge game world, and it stays fun every step of the way, even if a few of those steps are on less surer footing when it comes to enemy variation or attack animation implementation.

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IGN Italy
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jun 26, 2021

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.

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JVL
18 / 20
JVL
Kikitoès

Top Critic

18 / 20
Jul 11, 2021

Ender Lilies is undoubtedly a very good Metroidvania. Carried by a sublime OST and a high-flying artistic direction, the app makes practically a faultless at all levels.

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Nintendo Life
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jun 26, 2021

Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights is one of the strongest Metroidvanias of 2021, and easily one of the best examples of the genre on Switch to date. It boasts excellent visuals throughout, with bursts of colour lighting up the otherwise dreary kingdom, and a wonderful soundtrack that we guarantee will live rent-free in your head for hours. All of this is held together by strong gameplay, with a particular focus on customisable load-outs via the spirit abilities. It's a tough game at times, and the minor frame rate dips hold it back from true greatness, but with a respectable playtime of roughly 15 hours this is an experience you'll be glad to try out.

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The Digital Fix
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Feb 3, 2021

ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights is a gorgeously haunting game, in both visuals and sounds. A few oddities in controls but overall a wonderful, tear-jerking and somewhat eerie experience.

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Hardcore Gamer
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Jul 19, 2021

Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights is a fantastic metroidvania.

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Niche Gamer
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jun 23, 2021

Players will find themselves enamored with the game’s grimdark aesthetic and art direction; and while there may be some hiccups with the stage design or some frustration with the combat, Ender Lilies is a welcome addition to the Metroidvania genre that is likely to satisfy a broad swathe of gamers.

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Gamefa
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jul 7, 2021

Ender Lilies is one of the most loyal to the Metroid style, which modernizes it beautifully, and despite all its difficulties, if played in principle, it can even be fun for casual gamers. In fact, I have to say that Ender Lilies is one of those games that can make you interested in MetroDvania style and be the beginning of you starting to play titles in this style.

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SomosXbox
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jul 18, 2021

Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights is a magnificent metroidvania with touches of Dark Souls that presents a good balance between gameplay and difficulty that invites the player to explore the beautiful world of Finisterra, accompanied by its beautiful melodies.

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Rely On Horror
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jul 20, 2021

A new dark fantasy Metroidvania game has just launched on all platforms. We take a deeper look to see how it compares to its contemporaries

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Areajugones
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jun 19, 2021

‎Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights is, in short, a masterpiece within the metroidvanias... and outside of them. Finesterra brings us one of the most memorable epics of the whole year, offering us a decadent universe as tragic as beautiful that perfectly adorns a precise, complex and fun gameplay. In short, an essential acquisition for fans of the genre, for non-followers of the genre and for anyone who wants to give a gift to themselves. Absolute recommendation.‎

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Chalgyr's Game Room
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jun 21, 2021

It's really hard not to recommend ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights. From brilliant level designs over into a properly evolving gameplay and combat systems only ever supported by great musical arrangements, if there's one thing any fan of the style should sit down to this year? It should be this. Not a fan of the style? You should give it a go as even without the Souls-esque and Metroidvania nature's, there's a solid 2D action adventure platformer just waiting to be explored.

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GamingTrend
90 / 100
90 / 100
Jul 16, 2021

Ender Lilies is easily one of my most pleasant surprises this year. The game has fantastic visuals, challenging and satisfying gameplay, and an amazing soundtrack. If you're a fan of Metroidvania games, I implore you to give this game a shot as you'll no doubt be left feeling as satisfied as I am.

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Noisy Pixel
9 / 10.0
Noisy Pixel
Orpheus Joshua
9 / 10.0
Jun 18, 2021

Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights is a standout experience. From its speedy combat to its breathtaking visuals, there’s something for any action love fan. The minimal challenge may not mesh well with hardcore players, but exploring this dreary world is rewarding enough. The influences of this adventure only supplement its unique action systems, and very little stands in the way of its beauty.

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GotGame
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jul 2, 2021

Ender Liles takes some influence from popular games and genres, combining them into one impressive package. Supported by one of the most beautiful scores I’ve ever heard, the journey through this destroyed world is breathtaking to behold. While challenging, mastering combat is a rewarding experience, culminating in immensely satisfying boss fights. While the RPG side of this action RPG could use a little more polish, the rest of the game is still a work of art.

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GameSpace
9 / 10.0
GameSpace
LaSt04Ka

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Jul 6, 2021

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.

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NoesPaisparaFrikis
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 2, 2021

The best metroidvania since Hollow Knight

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Chalgyr's Game Room
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 13, 2021

Overall, Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights is an absolutely stellar hybrid of 2D Metroidvania exploration and souls-like combat rolled into a wonderfully artistic package. With tough but smooth combat, exploration that feels both fulfilling and challenging, a beautiful art style and soundtrack, as well as an endearing story, Ender Lilies really captures a lot of great aspects. It’s incredibly hard to pick out any real issues with Ender Lilies other than personal preference, but it is really easy to recommend to anyone looking for either a Metroidvania or Souls-like. A great package that has come together magnificently, Ender Lilies will not leave you disappointed.

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CFG Games
Jun 16, 2021

ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights is shaping up to be a must-play for fans of the Metroidvania genre. Everything from its gameplay depth to its wonderful atmosphere will keep players enthralled as they attempt to make it to the next area.

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Prima Games
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jun 21, 2021

The discomfort of tragedy and survivor’s guilt, combined with the burden of faith and responsibility, make this a unique, memorable experience.

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Hey Poor Player
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Jun 21, 2021

ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights is one of the best Metroidvanias I’ve played. Sure, it’s challenging, but also well balanced and fair. When you add stunning artwork, captivating music and a touching story, you have a winner.

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RPG Fan
89%
89%
Jul 31, 2021

A gorgeous dark horse of a game with stellar art, writing, and gameplay that allow it to cut a path through the impossibly large mountain of Metroidvanias.

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KeenGamer
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Jul 5, 2021

ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights is a visually gorgeous game with mesmerising gameplay. You'll be enthralled as you traverse this vast metroidvania, and discover a compelling story as you progress. With exciting and unique mechanics, and challenging combat, this game will certainly keep you entertained.

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The Punished Backlog
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Aug 6, 2021

Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights caught me by complete surprise. 2021 has been a quiet year so far, yet it’s easy for smaller games like this to fall through the cracks. And that’d be a shame. If you’re starving for more info on Metroid Dread and Hollow Knight: Silksong, no need to go hungry. Ender Lilies is far more than an appetizer; it’s a whole meal, and one of the best Metroidvanias in recent memory. Don’t miss it.

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Chalgyr's Game Room
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Jul 15, 2021

ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights doesn’t necessarily bring a lot new to the table, but it does a great job of mashing up the principles of Soulsborne and Metroidvania games into a hauntingly beautiful 2D action experience. Certainly there were moments of frustration – this is not the hardest game I’ve ever played, but ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights certainly is not easy either. It has a very distinctive aesthetic that really appealed to me though as I continued to unravel Lily’s mystery while exploring this unique world.

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COGconnected
87 / 100
87 / 100
Jul 5, 2021

Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights has been in early access on Steam for quite some time, where it has garnered significant praise, and rightly so. Now coming to consoles and in full release on PC, any fan of games like Hollow Knight, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night or the Dark Souls franchise will enjoy Ender Lilies for its incredible art, mysterious story and action combat. Although it can be a little frustrating, Ender Lilies combat-by-proxy is an interesting and generally successful twist on familiar action mechanics, and the game hits the sweet spot between challenge and accessibility most of the time.

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Spaziogames
8.7 / 10.0
Spaziogames

Top Critic

8.7 / 10.0
Jun 23, 2021

Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights is a classic and unique metroidvania with a delicate story, challenging combat and great art design.

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Generación Xbox
8.6 / 10.0
8.6 / 10.0
Jul 11, 2021

‎Elder Lilies: Quietus of the Knight looks like a chapter taken from a book that could well be titled "The Art of Making a ‎‎Metroidvania‎‎ Correctly." A production that has caught me from the first moment and that I have no doubt that it will do the same with anyone who has enjoyed with ‎‎Hollow Knight‎‎ a game from which he drinks a lot but not to the point of being considered a copy or a veiled "homage". As a good work of manual, it follows the correct steps already written, but it does not contribute anything at a revolutionary level for the genre, something that does not have to be negative.‎

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Everyeye.it
8.6 / 10.0
8.6 / 10.0
Jun 27, 2021

ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights has a structure that is certainly classic and recognizable for fans of the metroidvania genre, but at the same time manages to amaze thanks to an impeccable execution and a storyline that blooms hand and hand that continues in the adventure.

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Game Informer
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jul 2, 2021

Ender Lilies may be standard Metroidvania through and through, but it rises above most of its peers with an engrossing sense of progression and entertaining combat, all presented in a beautiful package

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God is a Geek
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jul 25, 2021

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.

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Digital Chumps
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 25, 2017

Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights is a well-planned and executed game from Binary Haze Interactive. It has some repetitive shortcomings, but the fun boss fights and massive levels will help you get through the grind.

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Bazimag
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jun 18, 2021

You don’t have to try so hard to find the inspirations that ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights has taken from the most famous Metroidvania and souls-like titles but it’s not a bad thing at all. This is as standard as a video game in this genre gets and thankfully it doesn’t punish you harshly for the mistakes that you make which in turn makes it one of the most fun Metroidvanias in years.

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XboxEra
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jul 16, 2021

With a solid combat system, pretty visuals, and good level design makes ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights a game I can suggest to just about anyone.

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WayTooManyGames
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 13, 2021

Ender Lilies is a fantastic game, with some really cool ideas and twists to the metroidvania genre. It never felt like it was leaning on and borrowing from another title heavily, and I appreciated that a lot.

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PC Invasion
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jun 18, 2021

Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights does have a few issues. Overall, though, it more than delivers thanks to vibrant visuals, top-notch Metroidvania platforming, and challenging Souls-like combat.

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Game Rant
Aug 1, 2021

Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights is a charming and melancholy Metroidvania that doesn't stray far from its roots and inspirations.

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NintendoWorldReport
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 24, 2021

Nonetheless, Ender Lilies plays well and provides ample challenge for fans of these types of games. Multiple endings will likely compel you to keep exploring every untravelled path, but the final sections of the game will test players to their limits. Ender Lilies may not stand out in a crowd, but those who pledge to cleanse its world of Blighted will be well rewarded.

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Video Chums
Jul 1, 2021

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.

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Movies Games and Tech
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Feb 12, 2021

As it is, ENDER LILIES is an expertly crafted but clearly early access game. Sure, it lacks a bit of depth, but the content that is there is encouraging. They’ve already managed to build a ridiculously forceful atmosphere and solid underlying mechanics. It’s polished well beyond most early release titles, but still lacks the depth of a full release. Now, the only task left is to add content. If Binary Haze can spice up their enemies a little more, and expand the game by a couple of hours, they’ll have a truly remarkable achievement on their hands.

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Checkpoint Gaming
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jul 1, 2021

Although it doesn’t bring many new elements to the Metroidvania table, ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights kept me glued to my controller due to its gorgeous art style and its way of enticing players through exploration. The game is a bit of a contradiction – it’s relaxing yet challenging and damaged yet beautiful. Ultimately though, I very much enjoyed roaming the medieval fantasy world of Land’s End and seeing what spirits would join Lily and help her on her quest to cure The Blighted.

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VGChartz
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 8, 2021

Ender Lilies is one of the finest games of the year. Part Metroidvania and part Soulslike, it manages to deliver in all phases: story, world-building, mechanics, gameplay, value, art, and music.

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Siliconera
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 15, 2021

Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights begins with the soft pitter-patter of rain and text scrawling itself along the bottom of the screen. A short exposition accompanies a beautiful illustration that showcases the player character: a young girl fast asleep with lilies in her hair and a foreboding, sinister looking brand on her forehead. She awakens alone in an unfamiliar world with the spirit of a deceased knight to guide her. This paints an evocative picture of the world of Ender Lilies and sets the tone going forward.

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SomHráč.sk
80%
80%
Sep 5, 2021

Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights doesn't hold any surprises for its players, but nonetheless, it's a more than solid experience.

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GameMAG
7 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

7 / 10
Jul 10, 2021

Ender Lilies: Quietus Of The Knights is a gorgeous and a fun to explore metroidvania, that sadly is dragged down by an awful map, limited equipment sets, and wonky difficulty balancing.

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GameSpew
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jun 23, 2021

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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GameGrin
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jul 28, 2021

Ender Lilies features some truly captivating pieces. With its excellent soundtrack and captivating art style. However, the game falls flat in its execution. Making it a game that at times feels excellent and at others feels mundane.

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RPGamer
3.5 / 5.0
RPGamer
Gabriele Malacasa
3.5 / 5.0
Aug 28, 2021

Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights is a solid game all around, with a fun and always evolving combat system, a well-crafted world with tons of secrets to find, and a sober soundtrack accompanying its traversal acting as the title’s highlights.

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TechRaptor
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jun 18, 2021

Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights starts out promisingly, with a massive map, compelling exploration, and solid combat. Unfortunately, it collapses into frustrating, overly difficult repetition by the end.

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Level Down Games
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jan 21, 2021

I’d like to see Ender Lilies thrive during its Early Access period, and I hope that a lot of these problems and balance issues can be worked out quickly because I do think there’s a promising game to be had here. At this stage of Early Access though and with so many other options available on the market that feel almost identical to this game, it struggles a bit to keep its head above the water. The graphical style and unique presentation will certainly set it apart from the more realistic looking offerings out there, but for now, I think the early consensus can be to wait for some updated and additional content before jumping in.

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Cubed3
6 / 10
Cubed3
Athanasios

Top Critic

6 / 10
Aug 15, 2021

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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