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.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (775 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 25, 2014

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"JRPG that doesn't take itself too seriously. Turn based combat, crafting, skills, awesome characters, creative enemies, beautiful art style - Major Fun!"

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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

    Minimum:
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
58 of 87 people (67%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
16.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2014
There's an achievement for clicking Natalie's breasts and making them jiggle, stealing underwear, and leaving a character dead at the end of the battle.

So, basically, you are rewarded for teasing a busty girl, running away with her intimate clothing and leaving her dead in the end. Just like real life. 10/10





But here's the real review.

Originating from a browser game, the fourth installment of Epic Battle Fantasy is on Steam, and for a very good reason. I haven't seen a lot of turn-based fighting RPGs like this one, but it really hits the spot.

It has excellent humor, and I often find myself laughing uncontrollably as I press space to advance through the chatting/cutscenes, seeing hilarious lines being announced by the characters, either in the arguing present everywhere in the game (because Natalie's boobs/Matt being a disgrace/Anna living in a tree/Lance having microcameras stored in his armor to "look" at Natalie's boobs), or in the battling of hundreds of enemies (because they are too weak/strong/disgusting/cool/tasty/scary, or because they resemble Pok*mon too much).

The characters are beautifully designed, and their personalities are constantly clashing with each other due to their differences, creating a constantly interesting atmosphere to get your mind off the battling and strategy if you're playing on Epic. There's things to like in all of them (and if you look at my profile you MIGHT find out which one is my favourite), and the soundtrack is amazing as well.

All in all, it sounds like I'm reviewing a GOTY title. And I can't say I don't love Epic Battle Fantasy the Fourth. Thank you Matt Roszak for making this game.
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23 of 32 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
66.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
you know what i like about this game? there are almost NO FLAWS. the gameplay is addictive and the gui is well put together. the music is really good. i like the artstyle (especially the cutscene art). and the characters are charming memorable and humorous. not for everyone, but still worth the pricetag for me at least.
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
30.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
It's been a while since I've played a true traditional RPG. I've not particularly taken to the RPG Maker trend and even stalwart supporters of the genre, like Square Enix, have edged their games into more action-oriented mechanics. Ironically, at one point in the Playstation age, I felt the genre had become saturated and stale; nowadays, I'll jump on anything that strips back the gimmicks and offers a wholesome predictable journey.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4, as you have probably determined, is part of a long running series none of which have graced Steam before. Luckily, there's absolutely no reason why you can't just jump in if you haven't played the predecessors; the storylines are simple, rather trope-filled affairs and all the better for it. They're wrapped up by the end of the game and the only continuation between the titles are the main characters and cameo moments that serve as fan service. If you're looking for an epic tale of tyranny, betrayal and sacrifice then you might be disappointed. If you have the time for a charming, genuinely funny and surprisingly deep RPG experience then EBF4 provides in every sense.

Your team of four party members aren't limited to class setups like most games. Instead, you'll develop each character using a huge selection skills that eventually make every character capable of wielding devastating spells and life-saving buffs. This flexibility keeps the combat interesting throughout, with enemy resistances calling for constant experimentation and fluidity of tactics. For a game with such an irreverent tone, you'll be greatly punished if you don't approach the battles cautiously. The ability to rush through battles spamming physical attacks is at an absolute minimum and while some battles drag on longer than I'd have liked, it's always preferable to feel engaged at all times.

Surprisingly, I had most of my fun with EBF4 in the world map. Most areas you travel across throughout the game will have a handful of chests, optional battles, NPCs with sidequests and incredibly well-hidden secrets. Scrubbing the screen with the cursor, looking for a hidden package of loot became quite the obsession and really reduces the tedium of back-tracking or getting lost. With items that grant new skills and powerful equipment on offer for those with a keen eye, it's easy to get swept up in the mechanic and see the battles as a distraction. Thankfully, the monsters appear as sprites on the map, so if you feel that way, they're easily avoided.

Grinding is kept at to a minimum, with the rare moments I felt under-powered quickly corrected by fighting a few mobs I'd opted to pass a few screens ago. There are many options to improve your party's powers if you're struggling. Rare stat-increasing foods are plentiful, spells can be trained using AP accrued from each fight and gear is improved by crafting upgrades using miscellaneous loot. There's always something new to aim towards, especially if you have an interest in achievements; there are some great situational challenges and the developer did a fantastic job of avoiding a conventional and dull list.

The care and attention put into EBF4 is impressive; even when an enemy could be considered a palette swap, there will be little touches to the model to suit the change in power or element. The Zelda-esque key items that can remove obstacles encountered earlier in the game encourage a lot of exploration and reward players generously. With it taking upwards of 20 hours to complete everything, it's surprisingly to see even more work put in to encourage multiple playthroughs. The value for money takes it from being a budget purchase for genre diehards and into the arms of anyone that's ever launched a Firaga into a flan's face and loved it.

Despite being a fantastic game overall, there were moments of frustration. The occasional enemy will throw instant death moves that feel a little cheap, though nothing compares to bosses that can heal themselves. These situations are few and far between thankfully and do little to overthrow an RPG that remains so consistently enjoyable.

With so little competition in the world of traditional RPGs, EBF4 could get away with minimal effort and still be devoured by starving fans. As such, it's hugely refreshing to see so much love and attention combined with a proficient and challenging adventure. There's little I can say against the game which, in turn, is one of the best things I can say in its favour. If you fancy something traditional that isn't entirely predictable then I'd say there's no better choice on Steam than Epic Battle Fantasy 4.

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120 of 211 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2014
[TL;DR]
Quest
Panty Thief
-Steal some underwear. Perverts pay good money for stuff like this.

10/10
Indie game 2014
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23 of 34 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
32.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
I played kupo's games since 2009. Yes, 2009, the beginning of the Epic Battle Fantasy Series. That was even before I knew about Steam. I played the hell out of those games and still to this date, they're amazing.

It is one of my favorite, or I can say my favorite Series of RPG Gaming. I am glad to see that on steam, because I wouldn't remember the old times, when I didn't saw the Steam Notification about EPF4's release.

I love this game, but sadly, I cannot record it, because of the lagspikes, that happen when I move my mouse. I hope, that there will be some solutions to that problem. Maybe someday, I make a full video about this franchise.

Kupo, you did make me happy with it and I hope, that you will do that in the future too with more EPF. I highly recommend it for everyone, who loves turnbased combats with a mix of humour.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
60.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 27
This game is an awesome bundle of fun.

It has a lot of the charming qualities that old turn-based RPGs had and it also has some decent writing to boot. There's a large equipment pool and a good variety of enemies. It's technical enough to be fun without dubming too much down. Proper preparation prior to battle can mean the difference between a 20-second battle and a 1-minute battle.

As far as difficulty goes, the game is not very hard. The endless battles, monster marathons, and boss rush modes can provide a mild challenge if you play on Epic difficulty.

Achievement-wise, there are some very simple achievements along with your standard beat-the-game achievements. There's also ones designed for hilarity (click on Natz' bewbs and touch the chicken)! You can tell the person who designed the game has a good sense of humor. The only thing I didn't like is how tedious the game felt while going through the 3rd playthrough. Since I am an achievement hunter, I felt compelled to 100% the game and trek on through playthrough #3 in order to get one of my last few achievements. One thing that I felt could have been done better is some variety when it comes to consequent playthroughs. I found myself picking up chests which served no purpose because it gave equipment I already had. If anything, those chests you've opened on older playthroughs should have something else.

I recommend this game to turn-based RPG fans. It's a good deal and provides 10-15 hours of fun on each playthrough if you casually go through the content.
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15 of 25 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
101.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
Alright, to begin with let's get the tricky stuff out of the way.

First of all, this game is cheeky and doesn't shy away from cracking jokes at everything, itself included. If you're easily offended, you might want to keep that in mind when making your decision, but ultimately it's all light-hearted and carefree. So don't make it a political thing, it's not.

Secondly, while it's true you can play this for free on Kongregate, the Steam version (like Kong premium version) adds extra features (including new game plus), an entire new zone with bosses on illegal stimulants, supports more resolutions and you get the entire soundtrack, which is, might I say, really, really good.

Now with the disclaimers done and over with, let's get to the actual game.

It looks old school and cartoony, with turn based combat in which you slash, hack, blast and nuke your way through loads upon loads of critters, ranging from cute bushes (never thought I'd use that phrase seriously) to intimidating elementals. Elemental strength/weaknes system is in play, and there's plenty of elements and status effects to play around with. There's a lot of room for experimentation with gear and skills, and even bosses can be beaten through different approaches.

The soundtrack, as I said already, is AWESOME. No really. Just listen to it and appreciate it. It does a lot to round up the game experience. HFX has done an awesome job yet again (the only kind of job she ever does it seems).

It's not a hardcore RPG, even if it offers its challenges, but that makes it no less fun. Just a word of warning: If you decide to play this, better wear a helmet, because those shards of the fourth wall are going to be a-flyin' all over the place.
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12 of 20 people (60%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
This Game Is Pretty Fun And It's Great It's Almost Like Final Fantasy But With A Twist. I Highly Recommend This Game To Get. Rating 10/10 :)
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
42.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Epic Battle Fantasy 4 is by far the best parody games I have ever played. It pokes fun at a lot of classic console RPGs, but the real heat of the game is the way they combined what made so many other games so memorable.

The game is a simplistic true turn based RPG on the outside, but stesses a depth of strategy with a wide variety of equipment and monsters that have elemental strengths and weaknesses. There isn't a single weapon or piece of armor in the game that is optimal for each and every battle (there are some that come close to defying this though). You strenthen your weapons and armor through a basic crafting system that requires a hunt of scarce materials, but offers an item shop near the end of the game where you can buy the materials you might need at a hefty cash price. There is even a achievement for poking... Uh... Nevermind. The storyline and plot is pretty flimsy, but on the flip side, there isn't a need to grind to complete the game.

I strongly recommend this game to anyone who enjoys console RPGs of the 90s, even if they didn't grow up in the 90s. There isn't any need to play the earlier iterations of the games to keep up with the jokes.
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18 of 33 people (55%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
26.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2014
There is an achievement for stealing panties.
10/10
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
39.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
Well I first played ebf3 years ago online and loved it then i played the sequel... It was great! When I found it was on steam I knew I had to get it. Kids remember the first thing you need to do after unlocking natz is get the pervert achievement
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
19.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
Amazing little game which I really love. The music is amazing aswell! Would recommend to the world! 8/10
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
54.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2014
Cute, fun, and epic. Easy to learn the ropes, yet still provides a worthy challenge for the daring. I love it!
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
21.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2014
play this game if u want to get goofed
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
Almost to the end of the story, I think. I love jrpgs and there aren't that many good ones on Steam or the PC for that matter. But then there is EBF4. The story isn't much to write home about but it's still cute and the writing is pretty humorous with tons of references to other classic games. The world is pretty big and each area is unique and has plenty of different types of monsters. Crafting is simple and straightforward but satisfying and there are tons of skills to choose from.

I have two very big complaints however. There is no controller support. Which is a shame because I wanted to sit back and relax whilst playing. The other complaint is the UI is a little cluttered. Even after hundreds of battles I can't remember which menu a specific skill is in but that's probably just because I'm dumb.

Either way the game is well worth the money and I'm will be playing it any time I need to satisfy my jrpg urges.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
54.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
A must-buy, must-play game.

I highly suggest playing the first Epic Battle Fantasy games (you can find those online) for the sake of the storyline and getting to know some of the characters.

This game made me laugh out loud more than once with its fourth-wall breaking and really bad jokes.
The gameplay itself is absolutely fantastic in every conceivable way. It's smooth, engaging, and there are a lot of challenges that'll keep you on your seat for a long, long time (from puzzles to bosses on Epic difficulty). The artwork is cute, and so is the plot. And finally, the characters are absolutely lovable and memorable, with each one having a unique (and sometimes unusual) personality.

One of the best games I've ever played, and though it will probably not come out, I do hope that Matt creates an Epic Battle Fantasy 5. I really wanna get to know Anna more as a character, and I kinda wanna see some possibility of some relationships blooming!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
72.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
Best jiggle physics in recent games ever.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4 used to be a browser game. I used to play games from Miniclip and other websites that provide flash games, but for some reason I didn't came across this one. Boy did I missed out. In case you couldn't tell, its a turn-based RPG. It has funny jokes, fourth-wall breaking and references to other games all over the place.

Like every RPG, you go around killing enemies to get materials to upgrade equipment, doing quest and side-quest and buy stuff from shops, you know the usual stuff. And thats what makes this game great. Its a very nostalgic feeling of how a RPG should feel, but they removed one key mechanic that made this game even better.

NO. GRINDING.

Item drops from enemies for upgrades can be bought from shops so you can grind or if u have gold u can just buy it from the shops. This made me so happy to see because so many games rely on grinding to extend the gameplay which is extremely tedious.

The characters are great, the music can be better (tho i usually play the game with the music and sfx muted cuz i can play while doing something else) and the achievements are challenging and fun.

RPGs lovers have no reason to not get this. This game is great. Cant wait for EBF5 whenever thats gonna be.

10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
35.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
I freakin' love this game. Before I get into the controversial stuff that I like... let me just say that the battle system in this game is amazing. You can decide which characters get which special moves, you can level skills up that you want while leaving others in the dust if you choose, you have to level up your equipment (especially in later battles) to ensure you have a nice diverse set of resist gear to survive the challenging boss fights (depending on the difficulty you set it on).

Did I mention that there are tons of hidden chests, quests for npcs (that aren't necessary for progression, just a bonus), an extra difficult bonus location for those of us that bought the game, and an amazing sound track?

I personally really got a kick out of some of the commentary between the characters. The story is obviously very light-hearted and the gimmicky chats between the heroes is usually comical - not to mention you can click on Natalie for a chuckle now and then.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4 for me was a breath of fresh air in a market that no longer caters to those of us who liked the traditional jrpg such as the early FF games/nes/snes rpgs of the past. I like Skyrim and all of the clones of that new genre of rpg that are out, but I REALLY like the old style. As someone who grew up in the 80s and 90s playing the rpgs of that time, and if you did too, you will like this game.

Thank you so much Kupo for putting this together, I just wish EBF5 was out...
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
39.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
Warning, ♥♥♥♥ review trying to be funny incoming:
Holy ♥♥♥♥ this game is amazing. If you are a fan of oldschool turnbased JRPGs, you will love this, the games light heartedness & humour really does it for me. It still has the cliche "Oh no the world is going to end unless we kill a god or something" storyline but it has a slight twist, while the game doesnt take itself even the slightest bit serious.

Unlike Final fantasy where its like "You MUST defeat the main villian because he WILL destroy the world and ONLY YOU, a 15 year old kid or something, can defeat him! Along with your companions of, a dog, another member, a machine gun armed guy, and Bewwwbs (Come on you must know who I'm referencing there).
While this game is like "Oh no the world will be destroyed by an evil god, who is a cat. Who has other cats which will kill you... Yeah. Oh and also you can get an achievment for poking a woman with large breats enough. Have fun!"

But yeah, I fell in love with the series after finding it from EBF 3. The game has been massively improved from that one & many more things have been added. Usually, I find it crappy where games have a crafting system where its not needed, *COUGH* (Alien: Isolation) *COUGH*, but this game does it perfectly, it is an optional thing to do, all it does is make your equipment better & you can easily buy most of the materials needed from the shops. This game also has quite a few references to other games too, like the Tr*force badge.

This is droning on, I'll shut up now. Over all review, buy it.

EDIT: No I am not correcting horribly spelt words & poor grammar. I'm lazy :P
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
37.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
english and polish note // angielska i polska recenzja

ENG:

8/10

+

- a lot of humor
- interesting, absorbing and tough (some of them) battles in turn-based convention
- nice and funny story
- cool skills and even better 'special 'pet' skills'
- easy to get all battle's rules

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- some of achievements are almost impossible to get
- graphics could be better
- a little bit of monotonous

I like this game and i recommended it. Price is very low. 30-40h of fun.

PL:

+

- dużo humoru
- ciekawe i trudne walki w konwencji based-turned
- ciekawa fabuła
- fajne skille, szczególnie 'pet skille'
- łatwe zasady walki

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- niektóre acziwmenty praktycznie nie do zdobycia
- grafika średnia
- troszkę monotonna (ale tylko momentami)

Gierka tania, polecam. Daje radę :) 30-40 godzin gry.
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