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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Very Positive (26 reviews) - 96% of the 26 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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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
Twitter.

Here's some previews of items that I've already made:
Key Items
Crafting Items
Food Items
Accessories

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Staves:
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Guns:
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Bows:
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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
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Brickman
( 36.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Fun stereotypical RPG with cute characters that you can slightly customize. I reccomend getting it on a sale, for you can find a more bare-bones (read: three less costumes and other minor items) version on the internet as a flash game.
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DrDinonaut
( 12.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
I bought this game due to the large number of positive reviews, but frankly, I'm not impressed. The combat mechanics are competent, but there's nothing that distinguishes it from any other turn based RPG. Furthermore, the game isn't particularly difficult, so it never feels like your choice of skills or equipment really matters, since you'll be able to beat any enemy without much hassle anyway.

The puzzles are pretty standard "find key/item to unlock area," or "flip X switches," or "push this boulder out of the way" affairs that are quite easy to solve.

The humor and plot are comically childish and shallow, to the point where I was questioning if the story was written to be intentionally terrible. But perhaps I'm not part of the intended audience; I just can't imagine anyone over the age of 12 finding the humor or story compelling.
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Hen-Kai
( 25.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
EBF4 is a wonderful little game available for free on browser. While there is extra content, it's probably not worth the price of EBF4 on steam by itself. I'd recommend trying out the game for free on Kongregate first. Personally, I purchased the game on steam more to support the developer than for the extra content and have not regretted my decision. The purchase convinced me to go through another playthrough which was very enjoyable and took a good 10 hours to run through.

That being said, the game has little immediate replayability after completing the campaign the first time around. It's very possible to get through all of the content in one playthrough, and the story is very linear. The mechanics and general gameplay are very fun for sure, but there is little to no incentive to come back and play again.

Overall, 8/10. Fun gameplay, great graphics, but little replayability.

Looking forward to EBF5
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Kenpaii
( 7.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Would like to know who are the 30 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ that put negatives reviews on this game.
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mesamunefire
( 20.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Very fun game! Enjoyed every moment.
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Kraegor
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Too cute for words
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Zarenillia
( 24.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 14
It's almost like Pokemon or whatever game you played as a kid. Except it's better than that game.
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Jason ;3
( 19.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 11
This is an incredibly fun, and addictive game. I absolutely love it. It has a humurous and entertaining storyline, beautiful animations. (In my opinion) I would greatly show this game to ANY fan of Turn-based RPGs. I love the custimazation options.
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Gilgamesh
( 40.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 11
FF style combat with a cutesy art style
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trenakayo03
( 53.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 10
Great characters, dialogue, and memes. Can't forget the memes.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
28.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
I played for 15 minutes...too bad in real world 2 hours have passed
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
177.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
I have put almost 180 hours of my life into this amazing game.





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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Would like to know who are the 30 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ that put negatives reviews on this game.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
I bought this game due to the large number of positive reviews, but frankly, I'm not impressed. The combat mechanics are competent, but there's nothing that distinguishes it from any other turn based RPG. Furthermore, the game isn't particularly difficult, so it never feels like your choice of skills or equipment really matters, since you'll be able to beat any enemy without much hassle anyway.

The puzzles are pretty standard "find key/item to unlock area," or "flip X switches," or "push this boulder out of the way" affairs that are quite easy to solve.

The humor and plot are comically childish and shallow, to the point where I was questioning if the story was written to be intentionally terrible. But perhaps I'm not part of the intended audience; I just can't imagine anyone over the age of 12 finding the humor or story compelling.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
415 of 439 people (95%) found this review helpful
Recommended
88.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 27, 2014
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!
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668 of 776 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
21.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 25, 2014
Like RPGs?
Like Some honest to god decent humour?
Wanna be a good guy and help out a guy who has made a ton of free games buy giving him some money?
Want a cool soundtrack for free?
Do you have a thing for anime boobs? *slapped* ok ok

This game is worth every penny and don't let the people saying "oh no you don't have to pay its free on kongregate" fool you.

The steam and prem Kongregate version has additional content to the base game and provides much more content then you'd expect!

Also the steam version gives the soundtrack for free so a plus there.

Give it a whirl on Kongregate if you are really cautious about the games you buy and make your choice there.

I still say you should buy it to support the dev who really puts more work into his games then a lot of other devs that make free games (also give his other games a try while you're at it)
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241 of 259 people (93%) found this review helpful
173 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 22, 2015
You enter a battle with five generic looking monsters! Suddenly from behind you, a tank fires an armada of bullets at the enemies for no reason, accompanied by a cat with no legs that charges towards them with a wooden sword and shield. Your swordsman jumps in with his sword and then suddenly summons a sword out of thin air due to his sheer love for swords. You click on your mage's chest only to find out that her boobs give you an achievement. Your ranger looses her arrow towards the final enemy, but it doesn't do enough damage, that is until a giant wooly mammoth falls from the sky and crushes it.

This is just a typical battle in Epic Battle Fantasy 4.
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147 of 160 people (92%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
31.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 18, 2015
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. The less common stat-increasing foods are a viable source of instant power, 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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122 of 131 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
118.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 21, 2014
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.
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228 of 292 people (78%) found this review helpful
288 people found this review funny
Recommended
27.2 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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