Mind Zero, stylized as MIND≒0,(マインド/ゼロ, Maindo/Zero) is a Dungeon Crawler RPG video game. It was originally released for the PlayStation Vita in Japan on August 1, 2013, and in North America on May 27, 2014. It was also released on PC via Steam on March 8, 2016.
It was developed jointly by Acquire and Class of Heroes developer ZeroDiv, and published by GungHo Online Entertainment.
You play as Kei Takanashi, a high-school student whose life gets turned upside down when he forms a contract with a “MIND”, a weapon/being with deadly powers.
Why It Sucks
- The game, at its very core, is a very blatant rip-off of the Persona series.
- Terrible characters.
- Dungeon design is broken visually or level design wise.
- Poor voice acting, about on the level of a '90's video game or an amateur YouTube production.
- Cliche dialogue.
- Poor quality sound effects. Some of them even cut out at weird points.
- Very poor graphics, looking like an early PS2/PSP game at best.
- Visual novel-style cutscenes, with static character sprites on a static background (with the occasional static CG) with a lot of the action being described in text.
- The PC version is a bad port. The internal resolution is locked at the PS Vita's native resolution (960x544), even in full screen, with no option to change it. The game also doesn't recognize controllers, despite displaying Xbox 360 button prompts, forcing people to either use third-party applications (such as Xpadder) or play with Keyboard and Mouse. The Vita's touchscreen is also emulated using the mouse.
Reception to this game has been fairly mixed. The user reviews on Steam are listed as “Mixed” and it currently has a 59/100 score on Metacritic based on reviews from 13 online sources.
GameSpot was much more critical with a 4.0/10, citing repetitive gameplay and that the game "fails at anything beyond being occasionally mediocre.".
HonestGamers later reviewed the PC version released on Steam and, amongst over things, criticized it for being a low-quality port from the Vita.
RPGgamer gave the game a 3.0 out of 5.