In the times of darkness, only the mightiest of heroes can save the world. Stand out against the evil all by yourself in epic single player mode. Swarms of bloodthirsty monsters, loads of epic gear to collect, dozens of skills to obtain. Grab your sword and fling yourself into action now!
User reviews:
Recent:
Mixed (21 reviews) - 42% of the 21 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Mostly Negative (503 reviews) - 28% of the 503 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 7, 2013

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“The flow overall is excellent, with action that never drags or races forward too fast.”
6 – GameSpot

“It's remarkably well done.”
8 – TouchArcade

“Iesabel executes everything in solid fashion.”
7 – ArcadeSushi

About This Game

In the times of darkness, only the mightiest of heroes can save the world. Stand out against the evil all by yourself in epic single player mode. Swarms of bloodthirsty monsters, loads of epic gear to collect, dozens of skills to obtain. Grab your sword and fling yourself into action now!



AMAZING SCENERY:
- Simply breathtaking 3D visuals.
- Multitude of unique locations, villages, swamps, caves, crypts and more.
- Action-packed fights with variety of enemies: wildlife, undead, trolls, renegades and many more.
- A climatic soundtrack perfectly fitting the atmosphere of darkness.

COMPLEX RPG MECHANICS:

- Powerful range and melee characters.
- Dozens of powerful skills to learn and use in your battles.
- Thousands of weapons and items to collect.
- Four categories of items: Normal, Unique, Epic and Legendary.
- Multitude of immersive quests to complete.
- Challenging fights with giant bosses.
- Engaging story of hope, heroism and betrayal.
- Hours of hack and slash mayhem.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 7800, ATI/AMD Radeaon HD2600/3600
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10
    • Processor: Intel Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia 320M or higher, or Radeon 7000 or higher, or Intel HD 3000 or higher
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.4
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGl 2.1 compatible
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Graphics: GeForce 8800
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Mixed (21 reviews)
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Silver Slimer
( 17.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 15
Not as bad as they say. Once you get the hang of the game and, in my case, turn on the mini-map, the game becomes a lot of fun to play. I just wish I could go back an Act to complete all of the unfinished quests. :(
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DeViLzzz
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 6
I think while the music in this game is repetitive I like it. Graphically the game looks decent. It is a Diablo clone for sure. The thing is though unlike Diablo which has MPer and LAN play this game while promising it before does not. It says it does in the game menus but it has never worked. Now as for actually playing this game moving through the different areas is frustrating as many times you see areas where you should be able to move freely only to get jammed into an invisible barrier. Not cool. In regards to weaponry and armor you have all the usual stuff with various stats on them. You also have a skill tree and a rating system for different attributes that you can increase with points you earn. You can also reset them at certain places for a fee which is nice. In regards to classes I think there are maybe three. Also with this game there is a crafting system but I haven't played the game long enough to get a go at it. For the price of $5.49 Canadian which it sells at now well all I can say is that it isn't much for a game but honestly I would look to other similar games instead. I do not like it when a developer promises MPer and LAN and can't deliver and it is made worse by the constant reminder of it being present in the menu options.
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Sir Pencil
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 5
A very miserable experience.
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jmuniz6937
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Honestly, I bought this game because it was on sale and I was curious to see if it was as bad as everyone said. It's not. The graphics are pretty good and the soundtrack is excellent. The alchemy/crafting system, like the skill tree and gameplay in general, is uncomplicated. There are annoyances aplenty with the targeting and pathfinding, but they're hardly dealbreakers.
Iesabel is by no means a GREAT game - this isn't in the same league as Grim Dawn or anything like that - but its simplicity can be a virtue. Sometimes it's fun to just go kill stuff without constantly checking your gear and worrying about a dozen different resistances. If that's the mood you're in- and it's on sale- then this is the game for you.
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vb42
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
awsome game >.<
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ZekThePenguin
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Lesabel just feels like an unfinished game. There are 2 classes to choose from and the gameplay is really just kinda 'meh'.
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D4NIAL
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Worst game I've ever played
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Hirotaka
( 16.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Product received for free
The game have nice potential, but sadly there are too many things that went wrong.

+ quite nice music
+ beautiful lands

- spawn system, mostly you encounter few groups of mobs in a tight 5-10 party, and the rest of the map is empty
- some quests not work
- some dialogues are messed up
- controls are awful
- too many bugs and glitches
- and for me there is also a boring plot

Conclusion is simple, they released the game too early.
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500destinies
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Product received for free
Blowing up monsters, beating numerous side quests, leveling up like crazy, having really awkward conversations with a shaman dude, Iesabel has it all. If only it weren’t a mobile game.

Now, I have nothing against mobile games, or mobile ports, but Iesabel suffers from the common downfalls of an Android and iOS port. While the graphics of the game aren’t terrible, and manage to actually retain their quality throughout the game (which is better than about 75% of games these days), I found myself constantly stuck on walls and bugging through trees. The UI seemed a little too rushed in my opinion, and while it didn’t really clutter my screen, it just didn’t look nice.

What really hurt was the targeting system. Just clicking on an enemy doesn’t always mean your character will attack it, and using abilities require you to be facing in the right direction. It wasn’t unplayable by any means, but it wasn’t fun either.

Okay okay, enough trash talk, lets get to the redeeming qualities.

The game’s got a story. It’s not particularly well written, but the plot is pretty good. There are twists and turns and characters that I actually like. There’s plenty of dialogue and a semblance of world creation. It’s not Diablo III, but I promised myself I wouldn’t compare this game to it.

There are plenty of side quests to do. Unlike other games I won’t mention, side quests are actually needed to go through the game. While this can be annoying at times, I personally enjoyed doing them, as I felt like I was actually a part of the world.

Graphics: 6
Gameplay: 2
Story: 7

This game had so much potential to be great, and I’m sorry I didn’t enjoy it more, but I must be honest here. The game isn’t worth your time. A finicky and boring battle system and bugs galore make it a thumbs down for me.

Received a free copy for testing/reviewing purposes. This review is part of the Steamified Community Review program. For similar reviews and fantastic giveaways please visit http://www.steamified.com/.
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roryk2008
( 21.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
Iesabel is a hack and slash RPG which has had a lot of negative reviews and IMO i dont think deserves it. Anyway, at start up you only get a choice of 2 heroes a barbarian or a witch. I chose barbarian for my playthrough and encountered NO game breaking bugs. Some people are complaining about game crashes of which I had NONE. The controls are different but easy to get used to. I got this game at 90% off and for the price it was totally worth it. 7/10
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Honestly, I bought this game because it was on sale and I was curious to see if it was as bad as everyone said. It's not. The graphics are pretty good and the soundtrack is excellent. The alchemy/crafting system, like the skill tree and gameplay in general, is uncomplicated. There are annoyances aplenty with the targeting and pathfinding, but they're hardly dealbreakers.
Iesabel is by no means a GREAT game - this isn't in the same league as Grim Dawn or anything like that - but its simplicity can be a virtue. Sometimes it's fun to just go kill stuff without constantly checking your gear and worrying about a dozen different resistances. If that's the mood you're in- and it's on sale- then this is the game for you.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
Not as bad as they say. Once you get the hang of the game and, in my case, turn on the mini-map, the game becomes a lot of fun to play. I just wish I could go back an Act to complete all of the unfinished quests. :(
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Lesabel just feels like an unfinished game. There are 2 classes to choose from and the gameplay is really just kinda 'meh'.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
118 of 136 people (87%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 16, 2015
I am writting this review because I see it on sale. This is a negative review. This game is bad. I really did try to like it. It just feels broken. The controls feel broken, the skills are unbalanced. I only played a few hours. I just did not want to try anymore. It just wasnt worth it to me. Grim Dawn, Path of Exile, just so many more out there that are really good. This feels like a lazy port. It fooled me because the video and store page made it look so good. Im giving this review to help my steam friends stay away from it. Also it helps me to really study before I get another unknow game.
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139 of 179 people (78%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2013
sadly, can't recommend :(
BUGS BUGS BUGS!!!
inventory glitches, equipment issues, item selection seriously broken,
cut scenes/dialog that freezes, no tutorial, bad voice overs, ... etc etc etc.
graphics are decent 7/10
Audio (music) is o.k. 7/10
story had potential but contradicts itself 6/10
combat is unimaginative, repetative, unbalanced 6/10
UI/Interface is adequate, barely 6/10
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78 of 93 people (84%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 22, 2014
NO MULTIPLAYER.. WE WERE RIPPED OFF BY FALSE ADVERTISING!!

Bought a few copies so my friends and I could play together.. the multiplayer is diabled by the developers since January 2014.. yet its still listed as multiplayer in steam and on the developers website.

And the voice acting is absolute garbage.. so bad that singleplayer isn't even fun.

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69 of 81 people (85%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 9, 2015
I bought this game after reading the reviews and thinking, "How bad can they really screw up an ARPG game?" I mean, its just point and click to move around and attack things. Not much more depth to these games than that.

Needless to say, I was shown exactly how you can screw it up by playing this game for 30 minutes.

1. Bad controls
2. Bad graphics
3. No video options
4. Horrible voice acting
5. interface looks like its from 1993
6. Animations are pretty bad
7. Combat is horribly slow, like its running at half the speed it should be.

If this game is the project of a couple of college students trying to pass game design 101, then congrats. This game just screams amature. It feels very unpolished, and I couldnt bring myself to play it another minute, despite only having played it for 30.
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49 of 53 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 27, 2014
I first began to suspect something was fishy with this game when I noticed the tablet version has an infinitely smoother UI. That sums this game up well. Crappy port of a game built for a platform not ideal for gaming.

This game is poorly designed and has some horrible game breaking bugs. Im a reasonable person, and I know its an indie game so I can cut the devs some slack. I can do that much. But unfortunately what I cant do is play a game where when I click on an enemy, my spell fires way the ♥♥♥♥ in another direction. Additionally, the witches minions always lag 3-4 steps behind you, so basically you have to run into a crowd of mobs and aggro them then run back to get the minions to attack. This coupled with my characters ♥♥♥♥♥♥ aim means that when my spiders finally do attack, they take damage too fast since most my attacks miss completely and the enemies dont die fast enough. If they devs arent going to take the time to correct something so critical as a spells aim, then Im not going to take the time to play it.
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81 of 105 people (77%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2013
The game is definately a low-end Diablo-style game. But then, for a $15 price-point, I would NOT expect a high end game (with a notable exception of Van Helsing!). As other reviewers stated, there are lots of minor bugs and the voice acting is so flat that it is terrible.

When it works, the game can be fun and there does appear to be a good story in the background. The main problem was that there were times when a dialog box was supposed to appear and you are supposed to be shown some text from the story but when that dialog box didnot appear, the game was stuck. You couldn't do anything except CRTL-ALT-DEL to quit the game. That bug has since been fixed in a recent update.


User interface: 6/10
Gameplay: 7/10
Graphics: 6/10 (too dark for my tastes)
Sound: 5/10 (music is repetitive)
Story: 7/10
Voice acting: 3/10
Stability: 9/10 (the game never crashed, but it did lock up numerous times before a recent fix; havent played since)
English: 6/10 (numerous small English mistakes. Some actully seem to add atmosphere, though; e.g., Conan the Barbarian)
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43 of 47 people (91%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
22.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
Okay, first of all, I get it; This is a low budget, independent attempt to create an Action RPG exclusive for mobile devices and they've ported it to PC Platforms to widen their audience. Major kudos for people who put effort in this game, I really mean it. But, you see, when you develop a game or even any software on mobile devices, there's not much of an expectation because of the nature of mobile devices; Yet, when you port a particular piece of software that is designed to run on mobile devices, to PC Platforms, you raise the expectation bar pretty high. That's purely because a PC is much more stronger and a lot more customizable.

Now, why did I buy this game? Because I had a couple of bucks to spare and it was available on Linux - which is pretty much the biggest selling point for me, as we don't have many Action RPG titles. And, sadly, we still don't have that many good titles as they have on Windows.

I've read many comments and reviews about this game before buying it and I've realized that the game was in worse condition than this, as this is a PC Port. I can clearly see that they've made quite the UI Improvements, comparing to the Mobile Version of this game; Which is a good way to go but they should've made this happen at the time they were porting the game to PC. This is the main cause of the early negative user reviews and they are right, unfortunately, still the game's User Interface is pretty much useless and is still suffering from touch screen features.

So, there are porting problems but what about the actual game? - If you're a Hardcore ARPG Player, you will be disappointed. The game is painfully easy and has many design flaws; Not to mention bad controls. Playing this game with a mouse as a Witch, for me, was quite painful. That's why I don't use mouse, I use my keyboard to control my character and use my abilities; and again, since it's designed for mobile devices, you have the Option to turn on or off auto-targetting. - Which is ironically the best feature this game has because it's poorly designed for a Ranged Character.

Graphics aren't that bad. Not a challange, compared to other titles like Path of Exile, Grim Dawn or Diablo III. But it's okay; Not many ARPG fans do actually care about the graphics, rather than optimization of the game to allow players play the game at a higher level of smoothness and frame rates. - So far, I haven't encountered such a problem. Kudos for that.

I loved the Soundtrack. OST is probably the best thing about this game and it's pretty good, you may or may not agree with me. - It gets a bit too repetitive, though. Voiceacting will seem decent to a point. But, yeah, you'll get annoyed by it anyway. And, again, it's a low-budget game, I wouldn't use this as an argument. I understand.

Controls are.. well, not optimal. - As long as you bind your skills to the letters around your "S" key, which is the default Auto-Attack bind for the game, you're good to go. You really don't need to play this game with a mouse. Playing the game with numbers 6-9 is pointless, at least for me. - One other thing that will majorly bug people who'll choose to play this game as a Witch, when your enemy is near you; Your character will start Melee your enemy if you're using your Default Attack. Needless to say, it's weak and will most likely get you killed.

There's absolutely nothing interesting about Characterization and Building up your character. It's pretty generic and quite dull. - Story, so far, is too cliche. Storytelling is weak. Dialogs are badly written and you really won't care about the Lore, when your screen is filled with Character Dialogs, talking about nonsense. - It could be developed better. But, yeah, I don't think this is their selling point anyway, since it's a freaking Action RPG for Mobile Devices.

I really don't want to be harsh. But, again, when you port your game to PC, you'll raise the expectations and when those expectations could not be feed with proper features, your game will get downvoted for many many reasons.

But, let me be honest, I've had good time with this game. and the ability to play an Action RPG on Linux is always a good thing for me. Yet, this game looks undone. That's why I will not Recommend this game. - Until the development provide the proper fixes to the gameplay, this isn't a game that worths its initial price. But from a discount, yeah, maybe. If you have time to spare or don't expect that much, you might entertain yourself for hours, just to beat the game and get some achievements.

Iesabel might be a wasted potential. I'll never know. But I hope they learn from their mistakes and develop better games for PC. - Again, thanks for porting your game to Linux. It means a lot.
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