Jerry on The digital soundtrack for Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights by developer Binary Haze Interactive is currently available for purchase through Steam. Published by Live Wire , the 2D action role-playing game delivers the story-driven exploration and varied combat typified by the "Metroidvania" genre.
Protagonist Lily is tasked with surmounting platforming challenges and evading the zombified enemies populating the post-apocalyptic towns and castles of Land's End. The stoic child heroine is aided by a sword-wielding, spectral Umbral Knight and other fallen allies whose remains she purifies.
The music score for the game is by music group Project Mili, based in Japan. From the product page: 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. However, the upgrades to the souls are more important. Each soul can be upgraded to level five and each upgrade tier will add strength or some other multiplier.
These rest spots are used for fast travel, upgrade, swap souls, equip relics, and save your progress. Defeating and purifying bosses is equally satisfying and touching. While I really enjoy the spin on the combat, it does have some drawbacks in how it feels. First off, the enemies sort of just die into a tiny poof of blood and experience orbs. The sound design matches that weak look. No nasty growls or big attack sound effects.
Fortunately, the rest of the visuals, sound effects, and soundtrack are great. As I mentioned before, the art style with the dark gothic ruins of a kingdom are really well done. The details are also fantastic, with the level design variety and even the foreground and background animations being spectacular. Some of the enemy designs are reused for a lot of the game, but each section will have their own unique enemy designs and visual style. The various sound effects with combat interactions and environmental items are fine.
However, the real star is the soundtrack for Ender Lilies. A lot of the times the score is beautifully haunting, which really helped sell the feeling of a ravaged land. Each main area has its own theme and the combat music is perfect for those intense boss moments. The monster and level designs are fantastic. 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. It took me about ten hours to get to the ending, however, and I was not close to liberating all areas. I went back and continued through the areas because I wanted to continue unlocking these stories and finding out more.
The way Ender Lilies tells its story through the gameplay and items is a perfect way to mold fun action with storytelling. The art direction is gothic and really well detailed, from the enemy and level designs, to the foreground and background of each area. Controls are tight and the metroidvania elements are well implemented. The idea of using warrior souls to fight is unique, but the combat lacks impact.
The overall score is really great and fits the dark gothic feel very well. Unfortunately, enemy and combat sounds effects are not satisfying. All the ideas brought forth in Ender Lilies are unique, and I love the aesthetic and music. However, there are some set backs with the combat. A copy of Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knight was provided by the publisher.
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ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights Original Soundtrack ; 1. Lily ; 2. Prologue ; 3. Main Theme ; 4. Awakening ; 5. Rosary - Intro. Track Listing ; 1. Lily. ; 2. Prologue. ; 3. Main Theme. ; 4. Awakening. ; 5. Rosary - Intro. ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights Original Soundtrack ; 8. Harmonious by Binary Haze Interactive & Mili, ; 9. Helplessness - Intro by Binary Haze.