Epic Battle Fantasy 4 is a light-hearted turn-based RPG, heavily inspired by old classics like Final Fantasy and Golden Sun. You will battle through waves of adorable enemies, grow your characters, explore a diverse world, solve puzzles, and of course, save the world.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (1,155 reviews) - 98% of the 1,155 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 25, 2014

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March 9

Epic Battle Fantasy 5 Previews

Hey guys, I've started working on EBF5!
I don't want to bother everyone on here with regular updates, so I'll only do these posts every few months. But if you do want regular updates and want to see pretty much everything that's going into EBF5, you can follow me on my website Kupo Games, or Facebook, or
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Here's some previews of items that I've already made:
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Crafting Items
Food Items
Accessories

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Guns:
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January 2

EBF4: Minor Bug Fixes

Hey guys, I updated EBF4 with some fixes to a few issues:

• Error Logging has been added (ErrorLog file in installation folder records errors)
• Fixed game crashing if the user has no audio devices (hopefully)
• Fixed game crashing if Meow files have been damaged (should use Flash cookies instead, hopefully)
• Fixed Sand Dune's status effect at max level
• Some credits, links, and other bits of text updated

I tried again to add the Steam Overlay. I got it working but it had all sorts of weird side-effects, so I think I'll keep it disabled. Sorry about that.

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About This Game

Epic Battle Fantasy 4 is a light-hearted turn-based RPG, heavily inspired by old classics like Final Fantasy and Golden Sun. You will battle through waves of adorable enemies, grow your characters, explore a diverse world, solve puzzles, and of course, save the world.

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.
  • Inspired by 16-bit era RPGs, minus the annoying features like random battles or save points.
  • Contains lots of video game references, immature humor, and anime boobs.
  • 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 RPG players.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core (more cores and/or GHz recommended for higher settings)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
66 of 70 people (94%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
32.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2015
I've been playing the EBF series since I was a kid, and this one by far is the best

+ Awesome bosses
+ Interesting story
+ Hilarious dialogue
+ Great music (you get the game soundtrack free too :D )
+ References everywhere
+ Great combat system (Good 'ol turn based combat)
+ Tons of equipment, both clothes and weapons
+ Easy to navigate UI

+/- Block Puzzles
+/- Grinding and Backtrack

- May be a little confusing for new players, but you can get used to it (especially the inventory)

Definitely one of my favourite games of all time. ( and its cheap for the hours of gameplay and fun you can get with it)
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74 of 84 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
19.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
Epic Battle Fantasy 4 is an adventure RPG game, developed by Matt Roszak, releasing on Steam is February 2014. This is my first foray into the Epic Battle Fantasy series and have no other previous experience with other games in the franchise.

Gameplay is a simplistic RPG style view, with turn based combat for the fights. Controls are so simple; you literally can play the whole game with just your mouse. The game has a real “Pokémon” feel to it, as you explore you will find parts of the map you can’t explore yet because you don’t have the required skill, for instance, to cut a tree down or to smash a rock. Once you learn said skills, you can backtrack quite easily to explore and find treasure hidden in the previously locked area. The game has well over a hundred different enemies to kill, and learn their strengths and weaknesses of. My favourite part of the game play is easily the loot and item system. The game boasts over 170 different items for your characters to use; you can upgrade these items through using the Forging mechanic which require you to use craft-able items to make the upgrade.

The combat system is really well designed too; you have a party of four characters eventually, but you can only use three in a battle, the fourth acts as a backup in case one of your others dies. The Pokémon element theme is a key mechanic too; making sure you use the correct weapon with the right effect on the enemy is an almost absolute must most of the time. Characters can also learn “companions” which acts as like “ultimate” attacks, and any of your characters can use them rather than having them bound to one of your party – the best and most fun by a country mile has to be the Super Nova, which just obliterates the entire screen.

Visually, EBF4 is again, simple, but that comes across very pleasantly. The in game art style looks colourful and vibrant, and has a very 3DS look to it. The narration parts of the game are done in a beautifully, almost hand drawn style of art, as if they have just been pulled out of a children’s book. I was enchanted by the visuals straight away as soon as I saw this. There is little animation in the game, given the 2D aspect, but the small amount of animation in the game is done really well, no odd movement cycles or strange looking attacks. There isn’t any voice acting; however there aren’t walls and walls of text to read through, so that can be forgiven.

EBF4’s difficulty levels can be changed on the fly, and you are almost encouraged to play on the highest difficulty until you start hitting a brick wall. I played the game on a normal difficulty and still felt sufficiently challenged by the fights. You can ramp up the difficulty to epic mode for those wanting to get extra achievements though. Once you complete the game you have the option for New Game+. Not to mention the Fire Mountain area of the game. This area scales with your characters level, allowing you to take on unique beasty bosses for extra special loot. This for me again, reminded me of the Pokémon games and the Elite Four trainers.

The world, in which you play in, is full of extra little bits to do, with roughly 20 side quests to complete, which offer no real variety but still add a bit more game play. The quests are only collection quests, so don’t expect to be getting really in depth quest lines like other RPGs. The quests will reward you with stat increasing items, or more equipment to make use of. There are also a number of NPCs scattered around the world that whilst they offer no game play advantage, they do have a bit of lore behind them though.

EBF4 took me just under 20 hours to complete. I went into this game expecting it to be over in five hours. I am absolutely amazed at how much content and how long this game actually is. What really does this game the most credit is, I wasn’t bored once whilst playing, and I wasn’t waiting for the end of the game to roll around as I was having that much fun playing. There may not be a massive amount of replay ability given the linearity of the storyline, but the New Game+ mode will definitely cater for any people that are fans of the game play.

Technically, the game runs in a much smaller resolution, whilst you can play full screen, it is a scaled up version. For some reason, I almost had a lot of stuttering during some moments in the game. This was fixed by reloading the game, but I couldn’t quite work out what was causing it. Obviously the game isn’t very taxing to run, given the 2D graphics, but still, I was dropping frames every now and again. The game cannot be played using a controller without the use of third party software, but I would recommend people play this game with their mouse.

To sum up, I am absolutely amazed at the quality of this game. It is easily one of my favourite RPG experiences I have ever had. I remarked quite a bit in this review about the resemblances between EBF4 and Pokémon, and that comparison really does this game justice. It is an absolute masterpiece of a game that looks so simple on the outside, but is beautifully and carefully developed on the inside. The game is so perfectly priced at £8, 99 too, with hours of content and high quality content at that!

Tom's Score Card
1) Stay away
2) Not Recommended
3) Only recommended when on sale
4) Recommended
5) Highly recommended
6) This is a must play

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25 of 32 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2015
My childhood game has finally gotten onto steam...AND IT'S WORTH IT!
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
64.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2015
I played this one for free, but got it anyway on steam. Pure support for Mat.
Played 60 hours on steam already (after beating the game 2 times before).
Still not sick of it.
And that comes from someone who is poor. How poor? I got Skyrim with DLC for 7 bucks, which is my standart money to fun ratio.
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15 of 22 people (68%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
26.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
A game that doesn't look great but is rated 98% on Steam, uh..? Okay, let's try the Flash version... Ah, the agony, you have to point and click to move the character around, they're moving on a grid and you get ugly icons everywhere you point at... My, my. The character designs aren't exactly good... Okay, since these are both one-man projects, I'll at least say that it looks much better than Undertale. It also beats it in terms of laughs and overall complexity.
Really. It's absolutely hilarious, and also excrutiatingly overwhelming at the beginning of the game. Ah, those crafting materials...!

After an hour I decided to buy the Steam version, and couldn't stop playing it ever since. This is nothing like a RPG Maker game, it seems to use its very own engine (which, amusingly, is quite slow even on a high-end PC... Thankfully it's still playable). This has a lot of advantages.
It pays respects to its elders but never tries to be lazy about anything. My main complaint? It's a very difficult game... If you want to 100% it, you'll suffer. A lot. Be prepared to spend tens of hours on it. I'll just be happy with at least two thirds of the achievements. If you don't mind not getting everything, then... I get it's doable. But you'll still need to grind a lot, or use a money cheat to buy all of the items you need.

And this was my 42nd Steam review, a milestone for any self-respecting geek. Not my finest hour, though!
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