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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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 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
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB available space
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110 of 153 people (72%) found this review helpful
10 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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22 of 28 people (79%) 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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21 of 31 people (68%) 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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10 of 14 people (71%) 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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10 of 14 people (71%) 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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
31.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
Boy, did I strike gold when I picked up Epic Fantasy Battle 4. New to the series I had no Idea what I was getting myself in to, but it quickly found a warm and fuzzy place in this avid RPG fan's heart.

The art style in this game offers a fun, playful experience, keeping well away from the dark and gritty with generous amounts of color to satisfy everyones pallet. The Soundtrack. MY GOD THE SOUNDTRACK is what makes this game for me. The various battle themes keep you pumped from start to finish and with every new zone comes its own thrilling and whimsical theme tune that serenades you on your fantasy adventure and well after that. Going by the music and game design alone, it is clear that the developers and those involved in this humble indie game have a clear understanding of both fun and fantasy.

The ammount of hours you can get out of this game is up to you. With an endless supply of monsters showing up in previously explored areas, you can level your characters as much or as little as you like. The enviroment puzzles, although optional will keep you busy and reward you fairly. Oh and feel free to grind materials and upgrade your gear for even more of an edge in battle.
And I can confidently say this game has plenty of replayability, the main story is short and sweet and wont run the risk of boring you halfway through your second, even third playthrough. You have some control over what abilities your characters learn or not, and mixing up the gear and permenant upgrades to your characters stats can certainly effect their roles and the outcome of battles. Plus multiple difficulty settings for all your bragging-rights needs!

A damn fine Fantasy RPG that will amaze, inspire and reward your efforts with equal affection.

Guaranteed satisfaction 10/10
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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13 of 22 people (59%) 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
39.8 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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21 of 39 people (54%) found this review helpful
1 person 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
67.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
Fantastic game!

While I am extremely against any Flash-based games coming to Steam, this is definitely one of very few that I'd ever want to see on Steam.

It includes cards and achievements, so what is not to like?

Keep up the games Matt; really looking foward to EBF5!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2014
Epic Battle Fantasy 4, originally a Flash RPG game on Kongregate, now comes on Steam. If you have at least played EBF3 or EBF4 on Kongregate, then you will know how this game is run. It is one of my favourite games on Steam and I do not regret buying it. Also, it has all the DLCs that are available in Kongregate, with some stuff of its own.

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STORY (SKIP IF YOU HAVEN'T PLAYED THIS GAME AT ALL. JUST HOVER ON IF YOU DON'T CARE AT ALL.)
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Despite my low playtime in this, I have finished this game on Kongregate and I can explain the whole story to you, but be warned, because I haven't played this game in a long time, I may not remember some of it.

In EBF3, the gang (Matt, Natalie and Lance) defeated Akron in an attempt to save the world. Skip a lot of moments than a tadpole's tail can wag at you, and right now, they pillage the whole world around them because they can just do so, they're heroes anyways! However, the Greenwood Jewel, which is apparently supposed to stop Ashwood Forest from spreading into Greenwood, has been stolen - and it is up to Anna the feminine Robin Hood wannabe with magical arrow powers to find the Jewel. As she pushes into Ashwood, she finds Matt, whom she takes hostage until she finds the whole gang. After the first boss, everyone is here. They keep pushing on to different areas in search of the other Jewels. Anna reveals that if all the three Jewels are taken, something extremely bad will happen to the world.

To avoid more spoilers, I'll shorten it down.

At the end, you come upon Godcat's Temple, which is filled with kitty cats with no limbs ready to kill you. At the top, you see that it was the no-limbed kitties that stole the Jewels and proceed into the final battle - Godcat. The "something extremely bad" I mentioned? Yep, it's Godcat. And she's going to end the world if you don't kill her. Oh wait, there's two Godcats actually, one is the Creation one, and the other is the Destruction one. It's kill or be killed, quite literally - only much harder than your typical final boss.

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GAMEPLAY MECHANICS
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This game has a bunch of mechanics that are useful. There are 4 difficulties, Easy, Medium, Hard and Epic. Epic being the most difficult. There are even achievements for killing bosses in Epic difficulty, but be prepared, because those bad boys hit extremely hard on Epic. If the game lags for you, you can turn down the quality down to a halt. You can make your quality low (Flash game, what do you expect?) and turn off the idle animations for everything. It helps a lot to me, even with a 1.65GHz and 4GB RAM laptop.
After you beat the first boss, you already know that the whole gang is here. However, with there being 4 main characters right now, you can press on the button that shows all their stats in a nutshell on the bottom left - your entire screen will be then covered by all the characters showing off their equipment and stats. Fun fact: if one of the heroes has low health, they will be shown with a scared look on their face, and if they have high health, they will have a ♥♥♥♥ eating grin.
That screen-covering thing I'm talking about? It allows you to switch between any of the four heroes around. So you can have Matt, Natalie and Lance for an EBF3-esque feeling.
As it is in all RPGs, each character has their own skills to be used against enemies. However, there are special skills that others can learn - for example, one Limit Break can be learned by Anna or Matt, but only one of them can have it. This makes you think about strategies to use against the enemies.

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PROS
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+ The game has a number of configurations
+ A lot of achievements for the completionists
+ Natalie's bouncing boobs ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
+ Achievement for touching the big body part of a woman ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
+ Combinations of different characters and skills allowing for different strategies.
+ Panties ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
+ A lot of different items to collect and upgrade.
+ Lots of quests because NPCs can't do ♥♥♥♥ themselves.
+ Various anime references (I'm looking at you, Alphonse Elric...)

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CONS
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- Because of the high system requirements and the game is a Flash game, there is always inbound lag if you have a bad computer.

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CONCLUSION
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Epic Battle Fantasy 4 is a truly amazing game, filled with various references and many bosses to slay for dat precious booty ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) swiggity swooty. Its mechanics allow to create many strategies to use against bosses, and with the amount of equipment available, the strategies are literally endless. With its quirky dialogue and epic battles (see what I did there? ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) ), this game is worth to be picked up.
7.8/10, too much water.
In all seriousness, 10/10.

- Renault Sonic
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
This is a pretty awesome game! Tons of humor, very colorful and just butt loads of fun!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
56.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
*click* *jiggle* *click* *jiggle* *click* *jiggle* *click* *jiggle* *click* *jiggle* *click* *jiggle* *click* *jiggle* *click* *jiggle* *click* *jiggle* *click* *jiggle* *achievement unlocked*

i r8 10/8 m8
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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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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
36.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
Can be hard but it's fun. The amount of jokes and innuendos will push you through the game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
29.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
Straightforward jrpg... I didn't think it was as amusing as most people seem to have but I enjoyed it thoroughly and would recommend--if it appeals to you and you've gotten far enough to see this review, it will satisfy.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
57.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
Lighthearted, thrilling, and fun all the way to the end. I played it on Kongregate first, but having it here to play whenever is worth paying for. A wonderful game with a fantastic soundtrack to boot.
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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
56.6 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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