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  • Summary: Mind Zero is a first-person dungeon crawler where you fight with your MINDs (literally and figuratively). Kei is a typical high school student until his life is turned upside down when he forms a contract with a MIND, a weapon/being with deadly powers. With the government and other forces trailing him and his friends, Kei will need to discover the secret behind MIND before it’s too late. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Jun 2, 2014
    80
    For a game without any kind of established lineage, this is a very welcome addition to the Vita’s growing JRPG library.
  2. Jun 14, 2014
    75
    Despite the issues outlined above, I've been enjoying my time with Mind Zero, and would recommend it to fans of Persona open to a different take on combat, while being accepting of something that's not as heavy on story.
  3. Jun 16, 2014
    70
    Mind Zero is an enjoyable dungeon crawler with engaging battles, lively voice acting, and oodles of exploration.
  4. Jun 16, 2014
    60
    It's the beginning of a potential series worth exploring further, but there is still plenty of work to be done to generate a property that deserves mention alongside the titles uninformed viewers have compared it to.
  5. Jun 16, 2014
    60
    If you aren’t absolutely desperate for a new JRPG, you can safely skip this one and perhaps replay P4G instead.
  6. 55
    Mind Zero has the makings of what could be a decent dungeon crawler while tripping all over tropes that could be avoided. Poor graphics aside, story segments get boring while watching text boxes spew pointless dialogue, and the dungeon crawling and battling is the only actual bit of gameplay that there is.
  7. Jun 5, 2014
    40
    Like The Asylum's film oeuvre, Mind Zero is capable, at times, of at least holding your attention, but it's rarely entertaining, and when you're done, you'll be wondering why you didn't invest your time in a superior alternative instead.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. May 31, 2014
    9
    To those of you you who enjoy RPG's of mixed caliber. I don't mean as in normal Final Fantasy RPG but rather an RPG much like the Persona series. I would highly recommend this game. It acts like a mix between Persona and Digital Devil Saga from what i have seen. I'm not to far in the game myself maybe just 20 hours. However everyone has different tastes and this may not be the game for you and it may not feel like a Shin-Megami game either. To me it does and I enjoy this game. Expand
  2. Jun 2, 2014
    8
    I decided to give this game a chance since I like dungeon crawlers, seems like I made the right choice. It takes the setting of Persona and the gameplay of Etrian Odyssey, with a compelling story and a nice combat system, plus some great dungeons to explore. I'm liking it much more than some other Vita rpgs. Expand
  3. Aug 26, 2014
    7
    First off...do not expect this to be a Persona clone, it doesn't play like Persona at all. That being said...

    This game is nearly finished.
    The story, characters, art direction, and dungeons visuals aren't at their fullest potential. The game ends with a couple big cliffhangers that will probably never be answered as the game did so poorly it'll never get the sequel that fixes all the shortcomings. It truly is a shame as you can really see the makings of a fantastic game in here. Mind Zero shines most in its dungeon crawling, music, and battle systems (especially the skill system) and I'd say that those things really pull the game through.

    I recommend it if you're interested in, and are okay with, a lower-budgety, gothic styled 1st person dungeon crawler.
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  4. Jul 22, 2014
    6
    Mind Zero is your typical J-RPG dungeon-crawler with a twisted dark art style. There is nothing to wow at and once you complete it you'll probably never play it again. The characters seem individualistic however you seem to know what your next line is going to be as their personalities are pretty one-dimensional, male lead character very calm and collective but wants nothing more than to 'find out' whats going on, the sports-nut female character that constantly slags another character off, a posh snobby princess and so forth, each with their own unique 'MIND' which look well designed.

    GamePlay is pretty easy to grasp however learning whats strong against weak and vice-versa is hard to remember as fire vs water, earth vs wind etc is always different between each J-RPG. The animation is somewhat dull and rushed and the graphics almost look PSP style with enemies looking nearly 2.5-D and the characters looking 'chibi' style however this could be to save memory on the Vita and decrease loading times.

    The soundtrack is nice and blends in nicely with its enviroments. Its nor a brilliant J-RPG as im sure others overtake it by miles but the art style is dark and sleek Graphics could have been improved as well as gameplay but it sits nicely with the Vita
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  5. Jun 12, 2014
    5
    Really, If you haven't yet played Persona 3 or 4, you should play those instead - they're very similar but better in almost every way. If you HAVE played both those games, you'll probably be disappointed in Mind Zero. It tries to mimic their formula but falls short with extremely tedious, pointlessly verbose cutscenes, and only mildly interesting combat. The characters really fall slat compared to the interesting, multi-dimensional Persona heroes. Not the worst RPG I've ever played, but you could find much better ways to spend your time and money. Expand