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!
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Mixed (25 reviews) - 64% of the 25 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Negative (491 reviews) - 28% of the 491 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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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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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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Divertic
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
Product received for free
I really LOVE this game! It's very interesting game and if anyone tells its a bad game, then he is a bad gamer.

LOVE!
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skeeper
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
Product received for free
BEWARE: Coop isn't working.
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^7ja^1co
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
Very bad game, avoid.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
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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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Product received for free
It's a dream of many a gamer to have Diablo on the go. Unfortunately, Blizzard doesn't seem willing to accommodate those desires, but plenty of others have stepped up to the plate. The most successful series on iOS has probably been the Dungeon Hunter series of games, but it has taken a turn into freemium that hasn't sat well with many gamers. With not a stitch of IAP to be found, Iesabel [$5.99] hopes to be the panacea for that group, and for a first effort at this type of game from a relatively small developer, it's remarkably well done.
Upon starting the game, you'll have your choice of just two character classes: a male barbarian (who is seemingly voiced by the Cookie Monster) or a female witch. It's not a very big selection, though the classes are at least very distinct. This option turns out to be a secret difficulty choice as well, because let me tell you, the witch has a much easier time of things than the poor ol' barbarian does. As you'd expect, the barbarian is a beefy close-range fighter who can equip more powerful weapons and sturdy armor, while the witch is more of a long-range squishy who can use powerful magic to summon minions and rain a little death.

After choosing your character, you'll wake up in a forest surrounded by dead bodies. You don't remember anything except that you need to talk to a fellow named The Shaman. The first section of the game is pretty linear, but after finishing a couple of quests, things open up a little more. Quests are pretty much what you would expect for this sort of game, mostly involving talking to someone who tells you to go here and murder that. Sometimes you'll be joined on your mission by AI allies, but more often than not, you'll be going it alone. That is, if you opt to go alone.

Iesabel supports online play up to eight players, and that is definitely the way to go for maximum fun. Multiplayer works well apart from a hiccup here or there, and it's a lot more fun (and practical) to take on the enemies with friends. Should you choose to play alone, though, you'll find the game is still a good bit of fun, but you'll have to play very carefully if you don't want to be overwhelmed by the enemy. They aren't especially intelligent, but they come in pretty deadly mixes and fairly large numbers at times. A brainless basher, this is not.
Your adventure will take you through a pretty good variety of large areas. Sometimes games in this genre feel more like an arena fighter, where you enter a wide open area, fight a bunch of guys who pop in, then move on to the next open area. Iesabel luckily avoids this, opting for more considered map designs with lots of twists, turns, and obstacles, which makes combat a lot more interesting. There are also a lot of treasures and hidden goodies tucked away in various crooks and crannies, which gives great incentive to take the scenic route rather than just making a beeline for the waypoint on the map.
Always a vital aspect of this kind of game, the loot you'll find certainly passes muster. Between the shops and enemy drops, you'll come across equipment with a wide variety of stats and effects. That delicious feeling when a piece of epic equipment drops is a staple of the genre, and they've done a pretty good job with it here. You'll almost certainly end up with more cool stuff than you can carry, which is unfortunately an issue at this point in the game's life.

See, for all the good stuff in Iesabel, this is unfortunately a very buggy game that feels, if not unfinished, then certainly unrefined. The game crashes a little more often than I'd like, there are a couple of game-stopping bugs (beware the graveyard), and the UI is really busy and a bit confusing, especially if you're playing on the smaller screen of the iPhone. The game's graphics, even at low settings, prove to be too much for lower-spec hardware like the iPhone 4, which I suppose is understandable at this stage. On any hardware, the load times are quite long, so long at times you'll wonder if the game has crashed (and sometimes it has), and thanks to the game's opaque auto-saving and complete lack of a manual save, it's far too easy to lose a lot of progress.
It also oddly refers to a touch-based control method, when the current version only allows for movement via a virtual stick. It should be noted that the developer has already delivered a very quick patch to address some issues, and seems to be on board with quickly updating the app to the best of its ability, but at this point in time, the game still feels very much like a beta.

Adding to that is the game's short length. You'll probably finish the game as it stands in under eight hours. Now, that's not terrible, but this type of game is usually more enjoyable the longer it goes, offering new challenges for your hero as they get more and more powerful. Iesabel's current content finishes rather abruptly. The good news is that the developer says they will be adding significant content to the app without any extra purchase, but in the here and now, you'll probably see most of what Iesabel has to see offer before your weekend's even up.
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117 of 133 people (88%) 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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137 of 177 people (77%) 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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77 of 92 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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68 of 80 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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48 of 52 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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80 of 104 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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46 of 53 people (87%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 1, 2014
This writing comes off of me playing through Diablo 3 and Reaper of Souls so ultimately (and perhaps unfairly) the comparison will be made.

You start off with basically no story except you have to find some witch doctor as he has your memory. For some reason you come equiped with a spike club, torn pants and a shield.

Lesabel has all the things you expect in these type of games. There's a character sheet with all your basic stats (Str, Dex, Int Lck etc). There's a quest log to keep track of your progress. Inventory and Map to tell where you are going (or have to go)

Controls are typical point and click to attack and a skill bar but still feel clunky.

AI .. at least the first few encounters.. are painful. They basically look at you all the while your mouseclicks at times become unresponsive and occasionally hit. You can be clicking to your hearts content and nothing will happen until you move your character forward an inch or backward. This serves as a major problem as I almost died while being surrounded by 3-4 baddies within 5 mins of gameplay.

You can scroll the mouse wheel to zoom in and out. I prefer to play scrolled in as you can see the baddies a bit better and target more accurately.

When your character is moving it feels like he's floating as there is little animation. Pathfinding does not flow well. You cannot click down the path for your toon to go there, you have to click (and hold) close to the toon to navigate him around the right map corners.

I know this might be me being picky but not only are the colours all a dull shade but the text is very boring.

My favorite part by far is the sound when you level up. You are greeted with a voice that sounds an awful lot like Doctor Claw from Inspector Gadget. "I'm getting Skilled!"

I ended my adventure with this game upon reaching the witch doctor, not without dying a bunch on the way at a measly level 4. The text was hard to read as it blended in with the background but the jist of it is, my character is a horrible guy that killed a bunch of people and has no memory. - That's when I decided to uninstall the game. However I couldn't find an exit menu so I had to Alt+F4 it.

Verdict - Do Not Recommend. Instead play Diablo, Torchlight, Titan's QUest or Dungeon Siege.

EDIT: I now know why I couldn't hit the baddies as much as I would of liked. This isn't point and click. Its Point and Click and HOLD.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=244750912
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=244750717
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=244751028
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=244750811
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