Everything is a fad in video game. Once commercial (or critical) hit, many games follow suit to ride the wave. Right now, two of the big trends are Metroidvania and DarkSoul-like. We are therefore not surprised by the arrival of Ender Lilien: Quietus the Knight who wants to be the heir to both of these trends at the same time. The game of Adglobe and Live wire, said byBinary Haze Interactiveand presented quickly at Indie World in April 2021, nevertheless surprises with unique mechanics and a rather rare mastery.
It’s raining corruption
in the Ender Lilien: Quietus the Knight, you are going to lead an amnsic young girl we will call Lily. Granted, Amensia is a feature that is seen and reviewed in Asian productions, but it’s very useful here as it allows the player to experience the world at the same time as the hero. Lily wakes up in a church and quickly crosses the path of a knight, where rather the manifestation of his spirit that will accompany him in all his adventures. Lily is taken to purify this distant earth, which is afflicted by a strange corruption in the rain. This corruption changes people and turns them into monsters. The White Priestess is the only bulwark against this threat and she must be found. Our hero discovers a little the history of this world by exploring the places, collecting various notes spread everywhere, but also and above all by purifying the corrupt souls. This purification is the opportunity for close contact with her spirit, who will tell you her last moment before you succumb to the evil one. It is there fore small small that the pieces of the puzzle fit together and allow us to grasp the challenges of this world. Ender lilies
presents itself mainly as Metroidvania seen from the side, in a great graphic style reminiscent of the works of. remind Vanilla ware (Muramasa). The atmosphere is particularly neat with great effects, a touching staging of cinematics but also with ambient music (sometimes sung).
Catch them all
Notes aren’t the only things that go into the title of. can collect Binary Haze Interactive. A lot of objects are (sometimes very well) hidden in the levels with a pretty sophisticated level design. Metroidvania pledges that one should never hesitate to explore the old zones with new powers recently acquired to discover valuable bonuses. Some directly increase the properties (life points …), others are equipped with artifacts. Other bonuses are souls that are used to improve your mood. In fact, the main originality ofEnder lilies is that the character never fights directly. Lily uses the ghosts of the cleaned mine to fight (but also to move). In addition to the knight at the beginning, each defeated boss or mini-boss has the opportunity to gain a new spirit that will help him in his search. Of course, it will not be possible to use them all at the same time. It is therefore necessary to equip them like weapons (two sets with a maximum of 3 ghosts). Some like the knight can be used indefinitely, but others are limited. However, do not hesitate to use it, for each passage to a point of recovery is an opportunity to restore life, prayers (a type of life potion), and the use of spirits. In these areas it is also possible to transform the equipment into relics and ghosts, but also to use one’s souls to improve them. Finally, a quick journey to other areas is also possible here. Small problem: eating in these places means the return of all enemies that have already been killed. At least it comes in handy for improving farming experience and souls. Another benefit of this mechanic is that until restored, enemies won’t reappear every time you switch screens, making it easier to explore.
You don’t know yet, but you are already dead
Ender lilies is not only a Metroidvania, but also a Dark Souls-like. In addition to the level design structure, which is rich in unlockable shortcuts (an unlocked shortcuts definitely is), the title is influenced by From software can also be felt in the hand of the gameplay controller. Rushing into the crowd is out of the question in Rambo mode. Your health bar goes out very quickly and a single enemy can kill you in seconds if you’re not careful. First important point, any use of a spirit will freeze you for the duration of use (whether on land or in the air). Be careful about returning concrete if it is used improperly. Then Dodge is your best friend. With a single touch, Lily dives forward (or backward), avoiding any attack during this time. It will therefore be necessary to learn the enemy’s pattern of attack, watch out for signs of attack, evade at the last moment and counterattack. Fortunately, leveling will allow you to get back to the old areas more calmly, but overall Ender lilies is a quiet game where the slightest carelessness can be fatal, especially in particularly devious boss fights. In the case of a low health bar, it is possible to pray (up to 3 times) to regain health, but this action requires a rest for a few seconds. Tender in the middle of a fight. We often die in the game. Fortunately, death is not a punishment. We would just go back to the last used restore point and keep our collections and experience. Sometimes we “sacrifice” a run just to activate a mechanism, we die and come back fresh for the rest. And that for many hours, and the game is long enough for the genre (count 20-30 hours).
My opinion is me
Beautiful, touching, demanding, rarely frustrating. Ender Lilies: Quietus Of The Knights is a game of rare quality and mastery. As long as you’re not afraid of dying over and over and that your hobby is knocking down a boss until you hit him extremely, this is a game that you should definitely try out.
Who is it addressed to?Ender Lilien: Quietus the Knight?
– For those looking for a sophisticated metroidvania
– For those who are not afraid of failure
– For lovers of dark and melancholy universes
Who is not forEnder Lilien: Quietus the Knight?
– Care Bears
– For those who are afraid of breaking their levers