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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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

Swords:
1
2
3

Staves:
1
2
3

Guns:
1
2
3

Bows:
1
2
3

Cat Toys:
1
2
3

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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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Exerdath
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
I played for 15 minutes...too bad in real world 2 hours have passed
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Alex
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Fun, cute characters. This game, which can run with flash in your browser, is acually overall better and more enjoyable than the following:

Homefront: Revolution
Assassins Creend: All the newer ones
Any EA sports game: (Fifa,NHL,ETC)
Any EA sports game
Yes I said that twice
Most of Wii games
and
The Witche.. just kidding.
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Plantszaza (Bact to school)
( 45.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
-Graphic 9/10
-Story 8/10
-Gameplay 8/10
-Music 11/10
-Epicness 9001/10
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[AoS] BOOM! Nutshot
( 22.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Fun game, brings me back to the old games I played when I was a kid like Final Fantasy 1 and 2 and yes I know its not exactly the same or as detailed or as long but it did remind me of it. Like the comedy edge it has to it and the cats, except when you had to kill them, I like cats ;-;
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laiyi_11
( 12.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
技能丰富,爽感十足的rpg,让我想起了玩帽子物语时的感觉,但和帽子物语那沉重抑郁的剧情不同,这游戏欢脱的踢门团剧情玩起来很轻松。
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pepsimanvsjoe
( 22.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
In today's era of multi-tasking, it's not enough to perform just one job at a time, or even engage in a single recreational activity. Take right now for example, you're probably not just reading this review. If I had to guess, you're also eating lunch, catching up on your netflix backlog, listening to music, and browsing your favorite p... nevermind. Some jokes are just too easy to make, and that's no fun.

The point is, we're living in a time where all of our eyes, ears, and limbs have to be used at their maximum efficiency. On its own, Epic Battle Fantasy 4 is a solid little RPG. While its threadbare plot and meme-filled writing won't win any awards; there is a certain je ne sais quoi about the adventure. This might be attributed to the fact that boss-monsters tend to guard items that assist in exploration. The first boss guards an axe, which can be used to cut down all of the trees you might have passed by earlier. This is a linear game, but there's always an incentive to go back and collect treasure you couldn't reach before.

EBF4 employs a lot of ideas specifically designed to keep gamers playing as long as possible. Alongside traditional avenues such as gaining experience, you also strengthen party-members by collecting materials and upgrading their equipment. Practically every weapon and armor has an element tied to it, and if you're playing on the hardest difficulty, you'll want to take full advantage of elemental strengths and weaknesses. To really get the advantage, you'll want to explore and obtain all of the rare stat-boosting foods as well. Since this RPG offers New Game+, which begins directly after the defeat of the final boss, you may find yourself caught in the cycle. This all-too familiar hamster wheel promises opportunities to make your party-members even stronger, and see those lovely stats & numbers get really, really high.

Unless you're playing on the harder difficulties, EBF4 works quite well as a "second-window" game. While you're playing this decent little RPG, you can watch some videos, read a book, or do whatever else. There are a few charming cut-scenes over the course of this game that will draw your attention and remind you of what's currently going on. Otherwise your mind is free to wander onto other topics as you lead the heroes through the motions: Kill monsters, collect treasure, upgrade loot, etc.

One thing I have to nitpick about is how enemy waves are handled. Most battles tend to involve multiple parties of monsters. When you destroy the first set, another set will take its place. This is all well and good, but I have a complaint. If the last enemy in one wave is killed with a counter-attack, the next wave that appears will get a free turn. I figure that this is because it's still considered the "enemy's turn", but it's pretty annoying when it happens. Some of the references and dialogue are also dated and uber-cringe, but it's not that big of a deal. I mean, some of the lines are just plain dumb, but I've already forgotten most of them. Of course it helps that while I played this game I was reading Three Kingdoms.

With a game like Epic Battle Fantasy 4, there's only so much to talk about. Either you're 100% behind the idea of leading a plucky group of adventurers in the pursuit of higher numbers, or you just want something to busy yourself while watching four twitch.tv streams at once. For what it is, this is a fine RPG, just don't set your expectations too high.
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Tek_Lynx
( 31.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 13
An rpg spoof of a certain series that doesn't suck.
You won't be dissapointed,
4/5 stars
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Shattered Keyblades
( 65.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 10
If you like wacky turn based fantasy games with a BUTT TON of thing to do, stuff to collect and enemies to fight, then I would highly reccommend this game
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Zeroth
( 26.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
Natz is my favorite character. There are at least two things I really like about her, but I can't quite put my finger on them in fear of getting slapped.

Can't wait for EBF5. ♥
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GeometriCat
( 26.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
i met this game on Kongregate..
I fell in love with it..
i bought it..
i finish it..
now im empty..

10\10 i love cats
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Ryan Dorkoski
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
Although I don't quite understand the huge amount of love and praise for Epic Battle Fantasy 4, I did enjoy my time enough to give it a thumb's up. Is it worth twelve bucks? I really don't think so, but its frequently on sale - and it is worth something. It is quite fun and addicting, if not a bit repetitive. I feel it suffers from a quantity-over-quality aspect where there are metric tons of items and crafting recipes, but its all just 'stuff'. Like, I don't care about the loot items, only when I can upgrade my sword. That kind of thing.

Essentially, you grind through enemies over and over. You get loot, you upgrade, you grind more. It is addicting, and the animations and music are all great. While the humor really shines, the story is quite forgettable IMO.

Pros:
+Fun classic RPG that gets a lot right
+Great animations and music
+Great humor (wayyyy better than UnderTale IMO)
+User interface is pretty well done

Cons:
-Storyline is meh
-Tons of items, but who cares what they are - only if they can be a 'part' to craft that new sword (this is hard to explain)
-Very grindy; you just grind enemies the whole time
-Probably not worth full price IMO

I've enjoyed my time in it so far, and will likely finish it. I'd totally pick this up on a sale.
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WesleyJDarko
( 8.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
I used to play the older games on flash sites all the time. It really brought back the humor I remembered from those and the battle system was similar. I would say it's worth the money.
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loc978
( 34.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
Product received for free
Played and loved EBF3 in a browser ages ago... and EBF4 delivers a simple continuation on that same wonderful low-brow hilarity. Even the game's performance problems seem designed to troll you.
so...
Last few rounds going against the diamond golem, it starts spamming a long animation limit break every turn which causes a little bit more slowdown each time... and the game crashes when the golem's life bar hits 0.
11/10, would crash again.
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Peco-chan
( 81.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
So, you're wondering if this game is worth your time? YES.
Worth your money? Yes. definately!

In this game, you control Anna, a ranger whom ends up tracking down the team of Epic Battle fantasy 3 on the accusation of them having stolen the gem of her village. You end up going on an epic adventure with them, going through adorable settings all over. The game is beautful with hand drawn settings that have tons of love in them, making every single area feel likable, even if it's not your favorite!

You'll be playing with a total of 4 characters, having 1 of them on backup in case your main team falls, and for me that meant that the person on back-up often ended up being forgotten in regards to stat boosting items and equipment upgrades, but that's how i like to play the game. The person in back-up gets XP just like everyone else in battle, as long as they are alive at the end of the battle. Switching someone out with the back-up is smooth and seamless at the single press of the button, and if you regret it you can always switch right back. The battles move at your own pace, as the enemies cannot take their turn until you are done with yours, making the game move however you want it, wether you wanna go fast and spam your strongest move or if you carefully want to plan out the next upcoming turns.

The game thrives on it's exploration, the humor and hidden references (which unfortunately had to be partially censored at least by name in order to avoid legal issues as far as i'm aware), but most importantly the music. Oh man, the music is great! It's often high tempo, but it calms down when it needs to, and it does a fantastic job att setting the mood for the current situation, which is really the only thing you'd truly want out of music for an RPG game.
The game also features a bit of puzzle solving and NPC quests (most of which are fetching quests where you give them crafting items of different kinds) but if that's not your slice of cake, it's not a problem because the quests are entirely optional as far as i know, and the puzzle solving, while mandatory in some parts, is never so difficult that you feel like you want to take a break because the puzzle is just difficult.

Now, there is a free to play version available on the web, both on Matt's own website aswell as several different gaming websites, but there are a couple of differences. Mainly, on the premium versions on the gaming websites as well as the steam edition, you can access an area called Battle mountain, which features tons of bonus equipment, items, skills, summons and more. But most importantly, it features some very heavy challenges, ones that will have even the best of players on the edge of their seats as they lose over and over, slowly making progress towards that sweet goal, giving you a dark souls feeling of success when you finally complete the ordeal! That takes me to the difficulty of this game!

Overall, this game isn't particularily hard in many ways. The puzzles aren't extremely complex for the most part, the battles shouldn't give you that much trouble, and there's plenty of oppurtunity to heal yourself in between battles (one of which is just to stand around, as you do have natural regeneration on both MP and HP), but here's the fun part.
On the options menu, you can instantly switch between the 4 different difficulties at any point on the world map, and since the battles are all actively triggered along with fleeing being 100% reliable, you can customize the experience according to how you like to play your games!
If you want to play through the game having a chill time, you could just cruise through on easy.
If you want to play through the game having a TOUGH time, you should play on Epic, which is when the game itself becomes so incredibly difficult at some parts that you might have to end up fleeing a battle, changing your entire equipment loadout and then trying again. However, if you feel that a battle is at any point TOO difficult for you, it's always possible to simply flee and turn the difficulty down.

As for equipment, there is a ton of variation in everything from weapons to armor and accessories.
Every character has their own type of weapons, and every type of weapon comes in a varied and unique form, ranging from a gun made of marble in the shape of a fist that will smite undead foes and steal health based on how much damage you do to a bow that will inflict random status ailments on each hit to a staff that is a literal incarnation of deaths' scythe, you'll find your favorite to use pretty quickly. However, even if you find the number one weapon you prefer, almost never will weapons feel obselete as enemies come in a ton of different elements and forms, and weapons almost always carry with them a special element, so ultimately, it comes down to deciding wether you want a weapon for its stats or if you want it because of the special effects it triggers. A lot of different equipment trigger special events before your turn starts, such as a random attack triggering before you get to act, or maybe a random positive buff on your character.
The armor is divided into two groups, one with male armor and one with female armor, since there's 2 of each in the game. This is nice as upgrading one set of armor could potentially benefit both of the specified users, however i feel this is also a slight drawback as if one armor set is used by one character, the other one has to use a different once, which can lead to trouble sometimes if you are for example looking for specific elemental resistances and you only own 1 armor piece which protects against it, as you'd then have to choose which one would be allowed to equip it.

Furthermore, accessories are shared across all your characters, and they come in the form of small badges, and while the effect more often than not isn't extremely impactful, it's nice to get small additional bonuses from time to time.

Overall, this game is alot of fun, any fans of RPG games or JRPGs will most likely instantly love this game, and for people that aren't into RPG's yet but are looking for somewhere to start, this would make a great candidate!

Rating for this game:
Visuals: 9/10
Audio: 10/10
Gameplay: 8/10 (my only problem is that i wish there was some other way to control the battle menu besides the mouse :C)

Final grade: 9/10

If this game is on sale, do consider buying it, as it will 100% garanteed (by me) be worth it.
Also, you gotta give him some credit, it's a single (not relationship wise) guy doing so much work, by both drawing everything, programming everything and man, you KNOW there's been put some blood, sweat and tears into this game!
I love it!
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angel102596
( 49.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
I have loved the epf franchise since the first game and cant wait for more, they keep getting better.
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Flashman
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
It looks like the anime obsessed gaylins got me again with this one. Perhaps it will grow on me, but I think going back to an early 90's emulator might be better.
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Silver Wolve
( 20.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Back in the days of Newground-gaming, the Epic Battle Fantasy series brought much joy to my young, naïve heart. And thus, when I saw thew fourth-installment here on Steam-Sale, I just had to buy it.

As soon as I entered the game I felt the memories of the previous EBF game rising up in me, and after I entered the first battle, all the memories of the first and second came rushing through my head as well.

The bad jokes are so bad, they are good again; The references to other games; Matt's endless stomach; Natalie's breasts; NoLeg, the cat with NoLeg (...and no arm for that matter); Natalie's breasts; Lance's Nazi-ing; Tons and tons of equipment as powerful as they are ridiculous; Out of the box thinking; Natalie's breasts; And many, many more eye-candy, for the nostalgic Newgrounds-veterans and rookies both!

12/10 Kyun!
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oX_Dragonoff_Xo
( 20.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
If your a casual gamer looking for a good simple RPG then this is a game for you. I've enjoyed this saga since I was a kid. EBF4 is just as fun as it was then.

Buy it and suport EBF 5.

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Sandbucket
( 24.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Epic Battle Fantasy 4 despite its quirks is a reasonably well made JRPG with a solid combat system that comes with interesting itemization(optimization for fights ahoy!). Sadly I found the story rather lacking. Obviously it makes fun of many stereotypes in the genre and overal tries to make jabs at how easy our heroes mow through zones while npc's pretend like it's all ever so hard...

In the end I cannot help but feel that the lack of any kind of story to get invested into really hurts the game since it really only has the gameplay going for it. When a serious game makes a joke or two you can really appreciate them since they contrast with the serious nature of the game. Epic Battle Fantasy 4 sadly makes a joke out of everything which ends up making everything unfunny.

So is the game worth playing? I bought it for about €3,00 or so and I'd say the 25 hours I got out of it were easily worth it. Get it at a discount and you'll have fun without trying to justify the price. I enjoyed the game since it has solid combat and itemization but it's not going to be something people will talk about much since storytelling is often such a strong part of JRPG's and it simply hurts the game not having much of any.
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Łeƨƨ
( 10.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
make me remind my memory of 2013, when i played this first.

- and first again. long run left though about 100% Clear still
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17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
Although I don't quite understand the huge amount of love and praise for Epic Battle Fantasy 4, I did enjoy my time enough to give it a thumb's up. Is it worth twelve bucks? I really don't think so, but its frequently on sale - and it is worth something. It is quite fun and addicting, if not a bit repetitive. I feel it suffers from a quantity-over-quality aspect where there are metric tons of items and crafting recipes, but its all just 'stuff'. Like, I don't care about the loot items, only when I can upgrade my sword. That kind of thing.

Essentially, you grind through enemies over and over. You get loot, you upgrade, you grind more. It is addicting, and the animations and music are all great. While the humor really shines, the story is quite forgettable IMO.

Pros:
+Fun classic RPG that gets a lot right
+Great animations and music
+Great humor (wayyyy better than UnderTale IMO)
+User interface is pretty well done

Cons:
-Storyline is meh
-Tons of items, but who cares what they are - only if they can be a 'part' to craft that new sword (this is hard to explain)
-Very grindy; you just grind enemies the whole time
-Probably not worth full price IMO

I've enjoyed my time in it so far, and will likely finish it. I'd totally pick this up on a sale.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
22.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
In today's era of multi-tasking, it's not enough to perform just one job at a time, or even engage in a single recreational activity. Take right now for example, you're probably not just reading this review. If I had to guess, you're also eating lunch, catching up on your netflix backlog, listening to music, and browsing your favorite p... nevermind. Some jokes are just too easy to make, and that's no fun.

The point is, we're living in a time where all of our eyes, ears, and limbs have to be used at their maximum efficiency. On its own, Epic Battle Fantasy 4 is a solid little RPG. While its threadbare plot and meme-filled writing won't win any awards; there is a certain je ne sais quoi about the adventure. This might be attributed to the fact that boss-monsters tend to guard items that assist in exploration. The first boss guards an axe, which can be used to cut down all of the trees you might have passed by earlier. This is a linear game, but there's always an incentive to go back and collect treasure you couldn't reach before.

EBF4 employs a lot of ideas specifically designed to keep gamers playing as long as possible. Alongside traditional avenues such as gaining experience, you also strengthen party-members by collecting materials and upgrading their equipment. Practically every weapon and armor has an element tied to it, and if you're playing on the hardest difficulty, you'll want to take full advantage of elemental strengths and weaknesses. To really get the advantage, you'll want to explore and obtain all of the rare stat-boosting foods as well. Since this RPG offers New Game+, which begins directly after the defeat of the final boss, you may find yourself caught in the cycle. This all-too familiar hamster wheel promises opportunities to make your party-members even stronger, and see those lovely stats & numbers get really, really high.

Unless you're playing on the harder difficulties, EBF4 works quite well as a "second-window" game. While you're playing this decent little RPG, you can watch some videos, read a book, or do whatever else. There are a few charming cut-scenes over the course of this game that will draw your attention and remind you of what's currently going on. Otherwise your mind is free to wander onto other topics as you lead the heroes through the motions: Kill monsters, collect treasure, upgrade loot, etc.

One thing I have to nitpick about is how enemy waves are handled. Most battles tend to involve multiple parties of monsters. When you destroy the first set, another set will take its place. This is all well and good, but I have a complaint. If the last enemy in one wave is killed with a counter-attack, the next wave that appears will get a free turn. I figure that this is because it's still considered the "enemy's turn", but it's pretty annoying when it happens. Some of the references and dialogue are also dated and uber-cringe, but it's not that big of a deal. I mean, some of the lines are just plain dumb, but I've already forgotten most of them. Of course it helps that while I played this game I was reading Three Kingdoms.

With a game like Epic Battle Fantasy 4, there's only so much to talk about. Either you're 100% behind the idea of leading a plucky group of adventurers in the pursuit of higher numbers, or you just want something to busy yourself while watching four twitch.tv streams at once. For what it is, this is a fine RPG, just don't set your expectations too high.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
81.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
So, you're wondering if this game is worth your time? YES.
Worth your money? Yes. definately!

In this game, you control Anna, a ranger whom ends up tracking down the team of Epic Battle fantasy 3 on the accusation of them having stolen the gem of her village. You end up going on an epic adventure with them, going through adorable settings all over. The game is beautful with hand drawn settings that have tons of love in them, making every single area feel likable, even if it's not your favorite!

You'll be playing with a total of 4 characters, having 1 of them on backup in case your main team falls, and for me that meant that the person on back-up often ended up being forgotten in regards to stat boosting items and equipment upgrades, but that's how i like to play the game. The person in back-up gets XP just like everyone else in battle, as long as they are alive at the end of the battle. Switching someone out with the back-up is smooth and seamless at the single press of the button, and if you regret it you can always switch right back. The battles move at your own pace, as the enemies cannot take their turn until you are done with yours, making the game move however you want it, wether you wanna go fast and spam your strongest move or if you carefully want to plan out the next upcoming turns.

The game thrives on it's exploration, the humor and hidden references (which unfortunately had to be partially censored at least by name in order to avoid legal issues as far as i'm aware), but most importantly the music. Oh man, the music is great! It's often high tempo, but it calms down when it needs to, and it does a fantastic job att setting the mood for the current situation, which is really the only thing you'd truly want out of music for an RPG game.
The game also features a bit of puzzle solving and NPC quests (most of which are fetching quests where you give them crafting items of different kinds) but if that's not your slice of cake, it's not a problem because the quests are entirely optional as far as i know, and the puzzle solving, while mandatory in some parts, is never so difficult that you feel like you want to take a break because the puzzle is just difficult.

Now, there is a free to play version available on the web, both on Matt's own website aswell as several different gaming websites, but there are a couple of differences. Mainly, on the premium versions on the gaming websites as well as the steam edition, you can access an area called Battle mountain, which features tons of bonus equipment, items, skills, summons and more. But most importantly, it features some very heavy challenges, ones that will have even the best of players on the edge of their seats as they lose over and over, slowly making progress towards that sweet goal, giving you a dark souls feeling of success when you finally complete the ordeal! That takes me to the difficulty of this game!

Overall, this game isn't particularily hard in many ways. The puzzles aren't extremely complex for the most part, the battles shouldn't give you that much trouble, and there's plenty of oppurtunity to heal yourself in between battles (one of which is just to stand around, as you do have natural regeneration on both MP and HP), but here's the fun part.
On the options menu, you can instantly switch between the 4 different difficulties at any point on the world map, and since the battles are all actively triggered along with fleeing being 100% reliable, you can customize the experience according to how you like to play your games!
If you want to play through the game having a chill time, you could just cruise through on easy.
If you want to play through the game having a TOUGH time, you should play on Epic, which is when the game itself becomes so incredibly difficult at some parts that you might have to end up fleeing a battle, changing your entire equipment loadout and then trying again. However, if you feel that a battle is at any point TOO difficult for you, it's always possible to simply flee and turn the difficulty down.

As for equipment, there is a ton of variation in everything from weapons to armor and accessories.
Every character has their own type of weapons, and every type of weapon comes in a varied and unique form, ranging from a gun made of marble in the shape of a fist that will smite undead foes and steal health based on how much damage you do to a bow that will inflict random status ailments on each hit to a staff that is a literal incarnation of deaths' scythe, you'll find your favorite to use pretty quickly. However, even if you find the number one weapon you prefer, almost never will weapons feel obselete as enemies come in a ton of different elements and forms, and weapons almost always carry with them a special element, so ultimately, it comes down to deciding wether you want a weapon for its stats or if you want it because of the special effects it triggers. A lot of different equipment trigger special events before your turn starts, such as a random attack triggering before you get to act, or maybe a random positive buff on your character.
The armor is divided into two groups, one with male armor and one with female armor, since there's 2 of each in the game. This is nice as upgrading one set of armor could potentially benefit both of the specified users, however i feel this is also a slight drawback as if one armor set is used by one character, the other one has to use a different once, which can lead to trouble sometimes if you are for example looking for specific elemental resistances and you only own 1 armor piece which protects against it, as you'd then have to choose which one would be allowed to equip it.

Furthermore, accessories are shared across all your characters, and they come in the form of small badges, and while the effect more often than not isn't extremely impactful, it's nice to get small additional bonuses from time to time.

Overall, this game is alot of fun, any fans of RPG games or JRPGs will most likely instantly love this game, and for people that aren't into RPG's yet but are looking for somewhere to start, this would make a great candidate!

Rating for this game:
Visuals: 9/10
Audio: 10/10
Gameplay: 8/10 (my only problem is that i wish there was some other way to control the battle menu besides the mouse :C)

Final grade: 9/10

If this game is on sale, do consider buying it, as it will 100% garanteed (by me) be worth it.
Also, you gotta give him some credit, it's a single (not relationship wise) guy doing so much work, by both drawing everything, programming everything and man, you KNOW there's been put some blood, sweat and tears into this game!
I love it!
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Recommended
20.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Back in the days of Newground-gaming, the Epic Battle Fantasy series brought much joy to my young, naïve heart. And thus, when I saw thew fourth-installment here on Steam-Sale, I just had to buy it.

As soon as I entered the game I felt the memories of the previous EBF game rising up in me, and after I entered the first battle, all the memories of the first and second came rushing through my head as well.

The bad jokes are so bad, they are good again; The references to other games; Matt's endless stomach; Natalie's breasts; NoLeg, the cat with NoLeg (...and no arm for that matter); Natalie's breasts; Lance's Nazi-ing; Tons and tons of equipment as powerful as they are ridiculous; Out of the box thinking; Natalie's breasts; And many, many more eye-candy, for the nostalgic Newgrounds-veterans and rookies both!

12/10 Kyun!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
31.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
An rpg spoof of a certain series that doesn't suck.
You won't be dissapointed,
4/5 stars
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
make me remind my memory of 2013, when i played this first.

- and first again. long run left though about 100% Clear still
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
Fun game, brings me back to the old games I played when I was a kid like Final Fantasy 1 and 2 and yes I know its not exactly the same or as detailed or as long but it did remind me of it. Like the comedy edge it has to it and the cats, except when you had to kill them, I like cats ;-;
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
45.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
-Graphic 9/10
-Story 8/10
-Gameplay 8/10
-Music 11/10
-Epicness 9001/10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
If your a casual gamer looking for a good simple RPG then this is a game for you. I've enjoyed this saga since I was a kid. EBF4 is just as fun as it was then.

Buy it and suport EBF 5.

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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
49.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
I have loved the epf franchise since the first game and cant wait for more, they keep getting better.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
I used to play the older games on flash sites all the time. It really brought back the humor I remembered from those and the battle system was similar. I would say it's worth the money.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
65.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
If you like wacky turn based fantasy games with a BUTT TON of thing to do, stuff to collect and enemies to fight, then I would highly reccommend this game
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Perfect!
Hours and hours of pure fun with amazing visuals and music.
Its a shame that the dev is underated when it comes to good indie devs.
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87 of 98 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
62.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 18
I want to hate this game because its humor and art-style remind me of the 12-year old meme-lords of yester-year who spoke in a mix of memes and emoticons. It almost stopped me from playing, but i regretfully have to say that this game is ♥♥♥♥ing amazing. Everytime i went further in it, it surprised me again with its interesting abilities, good puzzles, and well balanced combat [at least if you play on the highest difficulty, the lower ones are way too easy]. The game lives up to its statements of being influenced by the likes of Golden Sun and Final fantasy, which is amazing since i havent seen a good rpg like golden sun in a very long time.

Its fun, easy to understand, well balanced for good fun exploration, while not throwing in too much irrelevant sidequesting [which is the bane of many games]. The map is well crafted, and theres plenty of content for those who seek it.

overall, actually one of the best rpgs i've played in a very, VERY, long time. But f*ck me, those memes are cancerous.
8.5/10, too much memes.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
76.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
Bought the Deluxe Version when this was on Kongregate, before the Steam release. Dev gave me a free steam key for it once it released on here. ive racked up lots of hours, completed the game all three times and earned every achievement. I love this game.

The trailer's kinda cheesy, but if you like turn-based combat, lots of creative enemies and boss monsters, witty dialogue, wonderful music and environments, cutely animated scenes, and a huge selection of weapons and armor, you'll love EBF4. Matt Roszak is a totally cool dude, and this is an indie game, so you should suport him!

I highly, highly recommend this game!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
74.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 17
The Steam trailer is kind of awful. Anyway…

Epic Battle Fantasy 4 is a turn-based RPG. This was not my entry into the series, I played this and its three predecessors over at Kongregate. Yes, that’s right, I played this Flash game for free on Kongregate. And beat it. Several separate times. And when it came out on Steam, I bought it, and beat again. Yeah, you can play a slightly less content version of this game for free if you want. But stay with me for a little longer as we get into this recommendation.

I’m not going to deny the game is a little immature. I mean, “anime boobs” is right there on the Steam page. But I will say it’s not that horrible. The fan service isn’t really overbearing, nor is it even all that present. A comparison would be, if you watch anime that includes fan service, then this game has less. If you think most/all anime is horrible and incredibly juvenile, then you should probably pass on this game. Just putting that out there.

The game is lighthearted and doesn’t take itself seriously. NoLegs the cat has no legs (all the cats have no legs, actually), Matt is a big sword fan (in both meanings), etc. Character dialogue (no voice acting) is humorous in a cheesy, silly way.

Look, I bought this because I enjoyed the series, and wanted to support the developer. I do recommend getting this game on a sale. You want a demo? You don't want to buy it? Look it up online. Play it. You’ll miss out on a little bit of extra stuff. Whatever, I can’t stop you. Steam version does come with free soundtrack download though, and the soundtrack is pretty nice.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 17
A very cute and quirky turn-based JRPG. If you only have a laptop that's a few years old (like I do) you may need to turn down the settings a bit as there's a bit of lag. If you have a good computer, though, max it up. So, here's what you need to know about the game before you buy:

1. It's a turn-based JRPG. Think Final Fantasy up to FFX and you'll get a good idea about what you're getting into.
2. There is a story, though it's usually behind a lot of humor, including a bit of meta humor. If you want a game where there is a story, but with a lighthearted tone (for the most part), this should be good.
3. Depending on how you play the game can be preeetty lengthy. It depends on whether you want to grind just enough to beat the bosses or grind A LOT and look around for any treasure.
4. Lots of skills to learn and equipment to find, and all of them can change your appearance. It's a good way to mix and match the characters you get in terms of the roles you want them to have in combat.

12 dollars is an alright price for what you get here (though it'd probably be smart to wait for a sale). If you're really stringy about if you want this game, though, you can play the first three EBF games (as well as a slightly stripped version of this one) for free on most flash game websites.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
54.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
I've beaten this game a number of times and I can't get enough ~<3 Bring it on God Cat! BRING IT ON :U
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
36.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
This RPG is really worth something. Despite being worth some savings here on Steam, it really does have detailed graphics, amazing story, and very hilarious dialogue. There's so much you can do as well. You can start quick & fresh, you can change the difficulty at any time, you can even restart the story with all your stats saved when you first finish the game, and last, but not least, battle dark versions of your entire team & every single enemy to re-battle within the entire game. This RPG is really fun & really worth alot.

I highly recommend it. :)
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