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  • Summary: A new console game based on the global TV show, Save the Light is a sequel to the mobile game Attack the Light from 2015 — both games developed by Grumpyface Studios and published by Cartoon Network. A unique RPG that combines elements of real-time and turn-based combat. Players canA new console game based on the global TV show, Save the Light is a sequel to the mobile game Attack the Light from 2015 — both games developed by Grumpyface Studios and published by Cartoon Network. A unique RPG that combines elements of real-time and turn-based combat. Players can customize their party using many of the characters from the show as they play through an original story co-written by the aforementioned Rebecca Sugar. Expand

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  1. Nov 20, 2017
    63
    Without its many technical issues, Save the Light could have been a good video game adaptation of an excellent show. The involvement of its creator is apparent and the voice cast gave the game the same consideration they do the source material. I even liked the combat and storytelling, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the frustrations of having to frequently restart the game or watch helplessly as Steven’s run animation looped while he stood next to a rock.
  2. Nov 9, 2017
    60
    Save the Light plays like your typical RPG, but the notion that you're off on an adventure with your best friends is tied to the game’s systems in an extraordinary way. If this was all Save the Light was, we'd be talking about a simple-but-enjoyable RPG, and a pitch-perfect way to hang around in Steven's universe between seasons of the show. Unfortunately, it’s still brought down by the fact the game being broken in some major ways.
  3. Oct 31, 2017
    50
    Steven Universe: Save the Light feels like watching an episode of the show mixed with some sweet old-school RPG nostalgia. It’s got the pure heart that makes Steven Universe so special, which makes it all the more tragic that it's just so riddled with stability issues. I hope that future patches will alleviate these problems, but this is a game that could have been perfect. Instead, it’s just a colorful shell of its potential — beautiful on the outside and a complete wreck on the inside.
  4. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Feb 26, 2018
    50
    Unfortunately what could've been a fun tie-in is held back by technical hiccups and an inefficient combat system. [March 2018, p.85]
  5. Dec 7, 2017
    50
    I was so excited for a Steven Universe RPG, but I wish the game had been delayed a bit longer so that many of the bugs could have been ironed out. There is potential for a great game that will make any player smile, it's just too bad the bugs overcame the final product in a way that sucked the fun out of it at times. This game has all the trappings of great humour and loveable characters, but it's hard to recommend at this time for fans and non-fans given the end result.
  6. Oct 31, 2017
    45
    It's got a lot of interesting ideas in theory, but the longer I played, the more I felt my feet drag. Making matters worse, it tends to have a bit of a loading problem.
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  1. Jul 16, 2020
    10
    excellent games introduces unique mechanics and amazing gameplay, engaging and well-made art with an exciting storyline
  2. Nov 5, 2017
    10
    Save the light is, in my opinion, a really great game! The story is good, the characters feel very in-character (Probably because the showsSave the light is, in my opinion, a really great game! The story is good, the characters feel very in-character (Probably because the shows creator helped out with the game), and the gameplay is also pretty enjoyable. The relationship mechanic is cool and makes sense, and the new characters are cool. plus there's also that DLC character coming at some point. It certainly improves on the original game. One thing to note though: I haven't gotten half the glitches some people are pointing out, the only glitch I've encountered is the audio repeating over and over, and even then it goes away after like, 2 minutes. Plus I'm not even playing on that PS4 that has better processing power, I think. So yeah, GREAT game, but for your safety, you should still wait for some bugs to get fixed. Expand
  3. Mar 5, 2019
    10
    This game is one of the best RPGs I have ever played. It is great game for any fan of the Paper Mario fan.
  4. Nov 3, 2017
    8
    This game is a fantastic adaptation of Steven Universe into game form. If you like the show, I strongly recommend Save the Light.

    The game
    This game is a fantastic adaptation of Steven Universe into game form. If you like the show, I strongly recommend Save the Light.

    The game DOES have a large number of bugs. Sometimes movement becomes impeded with no reason, and sometimes the game mostly freezes and needs to be rebooted. These are pretty major issues, no lie! but the game saves your progress very frequently, so I never lost more than maybe 5 minutes worth of progress. Also, the studio has mentioned they're working on a patch for the bugs.

    Getting past those, however, is a super enjoyable experience. It captures all the charm of the show and intertwines it with gameplay that's incredibly dynamic and fun. The combat system combines elements of paper mario with chrono trigger, keeping you on your toes despite being a turn-based game and differentiating the large cast of characters enough that every arrangement I use feels very distinct. Its world is fun to explore, with lots of hidden secrets and little puzzles and platforming moments. The whole experience is pretty much exactly what I wanted a SU game to look and play like. If you can get past the bugs, it's lovely.
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  5. Nov 5, 2017
    8
    This game is a really great turn based rpg. If you are a fan of Steven universe this is a must. Buy. I just think its a little to easy.TheThis game is a really great turn based rpg. If you are a fan of Steven universe this is a must. Buy. I just think its a little to easy.The game is currently really glitchy so i would recommend waiting till the bug fix is out Expand
  6. Jul 19, 2020
    8
    Subjectively i love it, objectively; it has a lot of issues.

    The story is at simple as the previous game and the show itself; "Fighting is
    Subjectively i love it, objectively; it has a lot of issues.

    The story is at simple as the previous game and the show itself; "Fighting is wrong, we'll all be friends if we talk to each other" if that message bothers you, you should not pay attention to the story or no not playing it at all.

    The music it's above average, it has a lot of melodies that just sticks to your head and matches perfectly the level you're in, but the rest of them, are just right.

    The graphics look beautiful; just like anything drawn or models with cellshading, it never gets old, also Grumpyface Studios managed to make the 3D Models to look like moving drawings (it surprised me too xD) i don't know if that shows a lot of creativity or laziness from them, anyways, it looks great.

    The gameplay is like some other non classical RPGs but also changes it a little bit; all your abilities (yes, ALL your abilities) have a "magic cost" and you have to wait X time to recharge you "magic" bar and attack your enemies, enemies who have a very simple attack pattern, the game includes different states both for your characters and for your foes, these states are caused mostly by elemental attacks, but the game don't includes elemental weaknesses so you can electrify the yellow enemies all you want, also the characters have a "friendship meter" that allows you to do a "super special ability" featuring two of them, most of that special abilities are great and pretty useful, but some others just aren't.

    I'd like to say that the characters are amazing just like show itself, but we don't really see anything from them, they have some text lines (most of them with voice acting which is incredibly nice) but those lines could be mixed and you wouldn't notice the first hours.

    There are a lot of characters to play with, all of them with unique and fun mechanics and special abilities, but it's remarkable that Grumpyface Studios promised there would be a DLC character, that happened in 2017, and today (July 2020) i can convinced say that the DLC will never arrive.

    If you like the show and/or non conventional RPGs you'll probably love this game (just like me UwU)
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  7. Aug 26, 2018
    8
    This game is amazing, I love all the cute voice acting, and the characters, but there's a SERIOUS flaw with the combat system. you have toThis game is amazing, I love all the cute voice acting, and the characters, but there's a SERIOUS flaw with the combat system. you have to WAIT to get star point, and it's REALLY unfair when an enemy can attack you THREE TIMES before you can even do anything, because you have to WAIT. Honestly it's semi original (at least compared to games I'VE played) but the waiting, so so stupid it's tedious and you can loose your whole party even with low level enemies because again, you get attacked before you can do anything.
    it's REALLY fun, when you do an attack that needs to charge and an enemy comes and hits you cancelling it. you waste your star points, have no attack and now you have to wait AGAIN.
    Other than the combat system no real complaints other than platform jumping. in a game that's cell shaded(I assume) it's EXTREMELY difficult to calculate your depth, especially when the rest of your party is jumping in front of your face like a bunch of popcorn.
    The only glitch I found was sometimes when you go back to the main menu, the sounds from the previous area plays, kind of like a haunting. ooOooo.

    All and all, great game, but the combat is BS
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