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Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights

Developer: Live Wire Publisher: Binary Haze Interactive
22 June 2021
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Reusing old ideas to great effect
So far the best metroidvania this year had to offer, and considering how great 2020 was in this department, it still manages to hold its own compared to last years crop. Its definitly more on the castlevania side rather than metroid, holding a lot of similarities to symphany of the night, including getting enemy souls to use as your own pets (but in here they are acquired by between mini bosses instead of beating RNG).

Its a game that definitly sticks very close to the established rules of what works within the genre, and thats just fine by me when the execution is a great as this. The main gimmick is that the protagonist equips spirits, and in effect its these spirits that do all the work in terms of combat and transversal.

The world map is interconnect is that very satisfying way, not to mention that its chock full with secrets. Enemies are also quite varied, and for the most part satisfying to fight. Likewise for bosses. Its an easy game at the start, but it gets exponentially harder as you unlock harder areas, which actually makes the late game feel harder than the early game (which is very rare for a metroidvania).

Ender lilies features a bleak disgraced world, but its animation is fluid and gorgeous to look at..
In terms of sound its fine. I muted the soundtrack early on so i cant comment on that.

Storywise its short and to the point, but there are a lot of spread notes that give depth to the lore they created in here. It has some emotional moments, but for the most part it can be ignored.

Overal its got great visuals and atmosphere, and gameplay to back that up. It feels like Symphony of the Night 2.0 at times, but its hard to fault it for that when the concepts work so well.
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21 jan 2021
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  • Dr_Manhattan95 2021-07-19 15:46:31.414497+00
    Finally going down
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  • Geralt9999 2021-08-29 11:02:44.75957+00
    Great game, just the right balance of decently challenging combat and rewarding exploration. Presentation and music are exceptional, especially Ruined Castle and Witches Thicket themes - absolute bops.

    Silva ended up being the toughest boss for me, spent like 8 or 9 tries on her.
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  • unj 2021-12-28 07:14:04.229065+00
    It's solid in gameplay but so close to hollow knight with a few changes and a few things less good. Maybe I've played too many of these but I manged to beat this in 3 days with 100%
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  • Jaxijin 2022-01-01 05:49:07.691781+00
    This game is so forgiving with grabbing ledges and I love it.
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  • Jaxijin 2022-01-04 19:21:47.525997+00
    Man, the bosses in this game are punishing. Julius in particular with their bullshit instakill laser beam nearly had me throwing my Switch at the wall. You do feel so good after beating them, though. I just wish levelling up had a bigger impact. 15 hours into the game, and even the simplest enemies still seem to require multiple hits to kill even though I'm level 84.
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    • Hollweg 2022-01-14 04:56:01.796001+00
      Soundtrack and atmosphere are so, so good. You just feel like exploring every nook and cranny. Wished the game was longer the last area in particular has this tense and creepy atmosphere but builds up to almost nothing, especially considering the price, but I'm left thoroughly satisfied.
    • Jaxijin 2022-01-17 16:42:48.754202+00
      Yes, agreed on the last area. I do wish it was longer and built to more than just the final boss (who is pretty easy to cheese if you play around with your build). The sound design in that area was pretty incredible, though, especially with the sampled gasps and crashes. The gasp genuinely startled me the first time I heard it.
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  • unj 2022-02-01 15:58:32.080772+00
    Not to continuously trash on it, but for the most part, the level design is fun to pursue, but i feel like every unlockable you get for a double jump or whatever just feels like a glorified key. Nothing felt like I stumbled upon something like in the best metroidvanias, nearly everything is like "well guess I'll come back when I have double jump/some weird dash, etc."
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