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Epic Battle Fantasy 4 is a light-hearted turn-based RPG, heavily inspired by old classics. You will battle through waves of adorable enemies, grow your characters, explore a diverse world, solve puzzles, and finally, save the world from the destructive Godcat.
Release Date: Feb 25, 2014
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Epic Battle Fantasy 4 is a light-hearted turn-based RPG, heavily inspired by old classics. You will battle through waves of adorable enemies, grow your characters, explore a diverse world, solve puzzles, and finally, save the world from the destructive Godcat.

Key features

  • Over 140 different enemies to slaughter, from fluffy animals to gods.
  • Over 170 different items of equipment, and 150 different usable skills, allowing for lots of character customization.
  • Lots of humor and references to video games and anime.
  • Inspired by 16-bit era RPGs, minus the annoying features like random battles or save points.
  • A mix of orchestral and electronic background music by HalcyonicFalconX. Full Soundtrack included!
  • 25 hours of gameplay, plus Newgame+, survival and boss rush modes.
  • Suitable for both casual and hardcore gamers.

System Requirements

    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB available space
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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
54 products in account
4 reviews
118.4 hrs on record
You've seen the video, and you're going "This is a Flash game. This belongs on Newgrounds. Wait, this IS on Newgrounds. Why would I pay for this? Why would anyone even greenlight this??" I'll tell you why: because this is the RPG your oldschool heart's been waiting for.

You've got your turn-based RPG elements, your enemies rating from the silly to the spooky to the right-out terrifying, your countless tongue-in-cheek Final Fantasy/Pokemon/Zelda/Mana/etc. homages. But then there's the feeling of being a part of this world: rather than "exploring" a "vast" world of triumphs and tribulations, you just sort of twiddle around and run into packs of monsters just sitting there on the worldmap. There's the never-ending bickering and bantering among your teammates as you progress. There's the range of hints both silly and satisfying that play out as you spar with your foes and try new techniques.

The challenge is there too--boy, is it ever. For a game optimized to be played 30 minutes at a go, you can spend a lot of effort fine-tuning your characters' skills and loadouts for tough fights (and it will *really* pay off if you are playing Epic and going for the achievements). You'll be able to come back to it over time, too--have the satisfaction of clearing the game, take some time off from it, and come back to it anew in New Game+ (or ++) playing however you feel, without having to collect all those non-key items again but with all the damage numbers exponentially increased for more cheesy epicness.

And of course, the content you won't find on Newgrounds here--the Battle Mountain--escalates the challenge further (though you could still get through it pretty easily in Easy mode if you went that route). It's a chance to step off the beaten plot-ridden path and just smash up tons of monsters--plus all-new bosses both uncompromising and unsettling.

If you are a child of the 90s or late 80s and don't have time to play RPGs anymore but still admire them from afar, this is your chance to see firsthand what happens when nostalgic thrills meet the present day. This East-meets-West cultural take just might give you one more fantasy to embrace after all.
Posted: June 21st, 2014
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
187 products in account
3 reviews
31.4 hrs on record
Back when I was a heavy Kongregate user in 2013, this little gem has had great potential. So much, it was worth buying Kreds to purchase the bonuses. So if this game runs on Kongregate, you are right: this game is Flash-based. Yeah, Flash games have a bad rep on Steam, but this one cuts that, the cake, AND adds icing on the cake, making it a great RPG to play on Steam.

What I have loved has, and always will be, the music (http://halcyonicfalconx.bandcamp.com/album/the-music-of-epic-battle-fantasy-iv). The $12 is worth it, believe me. Favorite track is 'Elfin': makes PERFECT battle music, comparable to many of the SquareEnix jRPGs out there. It's heard once you reach the cavern entrance. For those who have complained about this being a paid game over the free Kongregate version, this comes WITH the OST, located within the install folder.

This version is Steam Cloud-enabled, so a long-awaited feature, cloud saves, exist finally. Saves will be created in the install folder under .meow's (very funny, Matt...). This one feature has the advantage over the Kongregate version.

...Or maybe it's because I have had this fondness for Natalie, the red-hair, blue-eyed beauty who has this skill named Genesis. You tell me what the creator had in mind, given my username and avatar...

I say BUY THIS!!!
Posted: March 1st, 2014
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
243 products in account
2 reviews
19.8 hrs on record
A stellar game, from start to finish, keeping alive the old turn based battles we used to fight back in the day, with a surprising fresh twist on it. Stellar gameplay and music, a simple yet somehow still gripping story, and the freedom to kill enemies wherever you might go. The skill system means that just enough player input is required to get the most out of your battles, and the equipment and forge system means item drops are relevant throughout the game, every battle fought is a useful one. All in all, this game deserves my glowing praise for it, 10/10
Posted: March 1st, 2014
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
36 products in account
1 review
28.1 hrs on record
EBF1? Work of art. EBF2? To good to be true. EBF3? Gg. But EBF4 just put all 3 together, and made the ultimate RPG Flash based game i've ever played in my entire life. I highly recommend this game to anyone who loves a good RPG game. With adventure aspects and amazing comedy, half the time I had to take a break from the game due to laughing so hard. If you feel like giving the game a spin, play the free verison on Kongregate. If you like it, why not buy a copy on steam? Kupo Games surley deserves it for all his hard work on the series.
Posted: March 1st, 2014
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
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1 review
83.5 hrs on record
I've played EBF IV on Newgrounds and it was one of my favorite games, also considering that I've played through I~IV each on Epic Difficulty (although, the first of the series I have not succeeded in completing on Epic Difficulty). Seeing it released on Steam and buying it on the early release got me going with hours of gameplay.

Either way, it is different from the Flash Version, with Extra content and New Game+ and New Game++. Extra Content includes such as the Battle Mountain area which requires more of a strategic approach than the grinding approach. New weapons and armor to help customize to whatever best fitting for you through gameplay challenges.

Difficulty-wise, you can change the difficulty at any time necessary (although, one should be playing on Epic Difficulty); for those who need a challenge or are having trouble with a slime. You should be using strategies you know.

Gameplay-time, you can expect to look forward to of around 25 hours to 30 hours of gameplay for your first playthrough (and running on Epic Difficulty while gathering a majority of what you can).

It provides references to other material while adding its own hint of humor.

If you're still on the line of buying it or not, consider trying the Flash version for a few moments. If you do enjoy it and wish to support the creator, Matt (and HFX), then you may buy it as so. If you have travelled quite a long distance in the adventure, there is a way to transfer the saves from Flash to Steam.

Overall, if you like turn-based jRPGs with wonderful quality graphics and a different plot than most, I'd recommend it.
Posted: March 1st, 2014
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299 of 319 people (94%) found this review helpful
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6 reviews
87.3 hrs on record
This game is a must-buy for any RPG fan!

While its style is distinctly western, in everything but art Epic Battle Fantasy is very much a JRPG. The combat is heavily based on elemental advantage/weaknesses – brute force is rarely an option in harder battles, instead the key to victory is using correct skills and gear.

Speaking of gear, uniquely among RPGs, newer weapons and armor you acquire are not direct improvement of your old equipment. Instead, each weapon and armor has properties that make it good in some situations and mediocre to bad in others. The result is that no equipment becomes useless, and some of early gear may very much be an option for endgame battles.

Instead of acquiring stronger gear, the game features upgrade system for your equipment, allowing you to improve your gear as you progress through the game (most later upgrades require items that are not available until later). And on final note about gear, each item your character wears, from weapons and armor to small badges visibly changes your appearance, which is really a nice touch!

The story doesn’t even pretend to be serious, but it will accomplish what it sets out to: make you laugh from start to finish!

Overall, Epic Battle Fantasy is all kinds of awesome. If you like turn-based RPGs, give it a try and it won’t disappoint!
Posted: February 27th, 2014
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