This is a game that is simple to play, but definitely requires some thought about tactical moves and working out how best you can defeat the enemy in front of you. Epic Battle Fantasy 2 has a new range of enemies, and the difference here is you start out at the maximum health level. However, as you move through the game and clear each area of creatures, you are given the chance to upgrade some of your moves along with your attack or defence ability. There's nothing really new in this particular arena game, since it's all been done before, but it's certainly not a bad game to try if you're looking for something in this genre that you haven't already seen. The familiarities between this and some famous console games might start to annoy you after a while, though. In the same way as the previous Epic Battle Fantasy instalment had the characters saying random comments, this also happens here, and you also have comments appearing at the top of your screen, which are somewhat inappropriate and potentially offensive.
Sound and Music:
If the music sounds like you've heard it before, then that's probably because the soundtrack from this arena game closely resembles that of the previous instalment. Epic Battle Fantasy 2's music is, admittedly, very similar to that of the Final Fantasy and Legend of Zelda games. It's appropriate for the style of game though, and certainly easy listening while you're slashing away at your enemies with a sword or casting elemental spells on them. If having heard it all before doesn't bother you, then there's really nothing else to say at this point.
As you might expect from the first game, the graphics are remarkably good for a free online game. The costumes for player 1 and player 2 have changed; though the pirate hat has simply been replaced with a different one. Player 2 has a rather stunning red dress and roses in her hair, but the unfortunate chest-bouncing feature remains. It looks as though the developers liked that one so much they had to include it again here. Epic Battle Fantasy 2 loads much quicker than the previous one, even though the graphics are of the same quality.
Here is an arena game that, although not much changed from the previous instalment, does seem to be an improvement. There's a clear storyline right from the start, which didn't seem to exist in the original Epic Battle Fantasy, and this is displayed in a few short text boxes right at the beginning. It's a shame nobody ran the comments through a spell-checker before uploading the game, since there are a few mistakes that might make you cringe. Still, as the gameplay goes, it's really smooth, loads quickly, and the characters move around quite a bit now, which is always good to see. If you enjoyed the first one, you'll probably like Epic Battle Fantasy 2 as well, since the changes to the upgrade system have actually led to an improvement. This is a good one for kids to try, since when you kill the creatures they just turn red and disappear, so there's no graphic splattering of blood anywhere. For a free online Flash-based game, this one is good, so give it a try.