He was indeed epic....
But this is not his story.
This is instead the story of a man named Gallas. He wanted an ordinary life.
But fate (and his mother) had other ideas.
Now he must prove himself to be
The Humorous RPG
Epic! The Humorous RPG is an 2012 freeware Role-Playing Game designed by The Mysterious Mr. Enter, known for his cartoon and My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic reviews. The game is a parody of RPGs and runs on the Official Hamster Republic Role-Playing Game Creation Engine. Mr. Enter designed this game back in high school and considers it to be Old Shame.
The game revolves around Gallas, who is forced by his mother to set out on a quest to become an RPG hero. Joining him on his quest is his recently adopted little sister Lillith, and a man named Kain, who predicts that because the game is centered around Gallas, his hometown, Ketmar, is doomed.
The game doesn't progress past the first dungeon and there are only four sidequests available.
Download the game here.
Not to be confused with Epic.
Epic! The Humorous RPG provides examples of:
- Action Girl/Badass Adorable: Lillith
- A Date with Rosie Palms: There is a roadblock NPC that is masturbating in a cave and refuses to move because he is "winning"... Mr. Enter was highly embarrassed when he discovered that he programmed that into the game his teenage years.
- Affectionate Parody: Of RPGs.
- Bonus Boss: The Wraith.
- Bonus Dungeon: The graveyard, where the Wraith resides.
- Bonus Feature Failure: You can get Mr. Enter himself (known as Brovania at the time) to join your party. He is very high-level and ridiculously overpowered. The downside? To get him, you have to trade in four red gems. To get red gems? Complete sidequests. How many sidequests are there? Four. So by the time you get him, you've probably already done everything you could do in the game so far and thus he's completely useless.
- Doomed Hometown: Kain predicts that this will be the fate of Ketmar.
- Everything Is Trying to Kill You
- Excited Show Title!
- Gosh Dang It to Heck!: "Fleck" is a stand in for "fuck".
- Lampshade Hanging: Most of the game's humor is built around this trope.
- Metal Slime: The gold fish. It takes forever to kill, even if you grind. If you do kill it, it gives you a ton of EXP. and money.
- No Fourth Wall
- Nominal Hero/Unlikely Hero: Gallas. He's only going on this quest because his mom forced him to.
- Non Standard Game Over: In Ketmar Crater, if you try to step in the lava without the lava shoes, Gallas will ask you if you're sure it's a good idea. If you say yes twice, he'll decide that he can't trust you with his life and goes home, ending the game.
- NPC Roadblock: The old man in the cave that leads to the overworld, who blocks your path while trying to masturbate. He disappears after you rescue Lillith.
- Save Token: The Save Gems. They are fairly pricey but actually pretty common. The bad news is that there are only about 15 in the entire game (including the ones you buy in the shop). The worst part is that so far, this is the only way to save your game. So if you squander them, you're out of luck.
Gallas: Who do I look like, Ness?
- The part where a chair comes to life and attacks Gallas when he tries to exit his house resembles the very first part of EarthBound Beginnings where a lamp attacks Ninten when he tries to exit his room.
- And when this happens, Gallas has this to say:
- Soundtrack Dissonance: Most likely a glitch, but when you fight three big green slimes at once, the battle music is the cheery overworld theme.
- Training Boss: The chair, which is the very first enemy you encounter. Instructions on fighting are displayed on the bottom of the screen, and its attacks will always miss you. Killing it will advance you up to level 1 and you will learn your first special attack.
- Work Info Title: The game has its genre in its title.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Gallas literally has blue hair.