Epic Fantasy Battle 4

Epic Battle Fantasy 4 is another game I picked up during the Steam Summer Sale.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4 Logo

Summary

Epic Battle Fantasy 4 is a turn-based RPG adventure game. The game is light-hearted and funny, with the story revolving around Godcat, the patron goddess of cats.

You control four characters, which are customizable to fit your play style. You can pick and upgrade their skills, armor, weapons, and accessories to boost the stats/abilities you want. The game has a heavy focus on elemental damage, so you switch gear and abilities semi-frequently to counteract your opponents’ elemental biases.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4 Battle
Fighting a battle

Review

Epic Battle Fantasy 4 is a pretty good game, especially for the $2.99 I picked it up for during the Summer Sale.

The map is a grid of over 100 different screens. To prevent the player from wandering into areas beyond their difficulty, there are obstacles (rocks, tree stumps, broken bridges, etc.) that the player can only get past by unlocking the necessary items (hammer, axe, ladder, etc.). I thought that was a smart way of handling that problem within the game world.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4 NPC
Chatting with an NPC

Regarding gear, I liked how the gear you acquire doesn’t become obsolete with new gear. Each piece of gear is good in some situations and not good in others. Because of this, there is no ultimate gear set and you need to switch out your gear to suit the current situation.

For being made by one developer, Epic Battle Fantasy 4 has a surprising amount of depth to it. It has an interesting combat system, mini-game puzzles, tons of achievements, a great soundtrack, and a large amount of content. It’s funny and fun and kept me entertained for hours. My biggest critiques are that the highest resolution is 1280×800 and that it doesn’t have controller support. If you like RPGs, I recommend giving it a try.

Want to play?

$11.99 on Steam or play a free demo on the developer’s website