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ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights

Publisher: Binary Haze Interactive

  • Price: $10.49 $24.99 (58% Off!)
  • Release Date: Jun 21, 2021
  • Number of Players: 1
  • On Sale Through: Jul 24, 2024 [$10.49]
  • Lowest Historic Price: $9.99
  • ESRB Rating: T [Teen]
  • When you’ve played enough indie titles over time it’s hard not to get a bit cynical when you see certain elements in games. For whatever reason the more hand-drawn black and white style that Ender Lilies uses is one that I’ve been burned on before so I approached it with some hesitation. I’m happy to say that it pretty quickly shattered my concerns with well-worn platforming and slashing, some smart level design, and a story that caught my attention a bit more than usual. Throw in progression with new weapon choices, skills, and growth and it’s much more than a pretty face. Even the games enemy bosses, which often can end up feeling generic or unfair or flawed in some way and bring games like this down feel well-designed and tough but beatable, giving the game a great middle-of-the-road difficulty rather than trending in the direction many have chosen of late of shooting for a “Souls-like” experience by setting up a damage sponge with lackluster design and calling it a day. Mixing together a unique and generally gorgeous art style, classic Metroidvania play, and a story that manages to at least be a bit of a surprise, Ender Lilies arrived on the Switch without much fanfare to announce it, but leaves you with a memorable experience.

    Justin Nation, Score:
    Nindie Choice! [8.0]

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