Here’s How You’ll Use Your MIND To Win Fights In The Stylish MIND≒0

By Sato . June 5, 2013 . 2:50pm

MIND (Mental Inside Nobody Dolls) are summons that will be helping you fight in Acquire’s upcoming dark stylish PlayStation Vita dungeon crawler. They might be useful in fights, but knowing how to use them properly will be the key of survival, as they can also have negative effects if you’re not careful.

 

The battles will consist of keeping a close eye on your LP/MP, Calling out MIND and also sending them back.  The LP (Life Point) indicates the player’s health, while MP stands for MIND Point, which is a display of the MIND’s vitality.

 

The MIND have very high power. There will be some enemies that won’t take much damage from regular player attacks, but using a MIND’s attack can do great damage to even the toughest foes. You can also call them out for a MIND Guard ability, which uses them to shield the players from attacks. While being shielded, you won’t lose any LP, but you will lose MP to make up for it, so it might not always be the best idea depending on the situation.

 

If you don’t call out a MIND, you will take direct damage from enemies. Taking enough large amounts of damage can put you in a critical condition. However, sometimes you’ll have to make these sacrifices, as your MP gradually recovers when you don’t have a MIND out. Additionally, you can also use Charge, Item and Escape commands that may help out in different cases while you’re left without a MIND.

 

As previously mentioned, the MIND can help out in many offensive and defensive ways, but there’s also a risk involved if you’re not careful. While the MIND is out, it will gradually decrease its MP, and taking damage or using the MIND Guard ability will also take away from it. When it hits zero, the “MIND Break” occurs.

 

When a MIND Break happens, not only the character won’t be able to call out MINDs for a while, not only that but they’ll also be limited in terms of action. If all three party members are in a MIND Break status, it will take several turns until any of them can summon a MIND, which could mean trouble when facing tough foes.

 

MIND≒0 is slated for release on August 1st for PlayStation Vita.

 


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  • Strain42

    Okay, so basically Minds and Characters have separate HPs? Is that more or less what I’m getting from this? Well that does certainly help it from all the “exactly like Persona” claims people are throwing, and I admit, I’m gonna give this game an honest shot.

    …I gotta admit though, seeing MIND Break did kinda make me go “…Really?”

  • Solomon_Kano

    Y’know… I really, really like this game’s UI. A lot.

  • Raze

    Hp = 0
    Mind Break?
    Haha…

    I’m still waiting for Mind Blown though…

  • Strain42

    “What does MIND stand for, Siliconera Readers?”
    “Mental Inside Nobody Dolls.”
    “And what does that mean to you?”
    “It means someone really wanted the initials to spell out MIND.”

    • Bloodios

      I initially thought MIND would stand for Mentally Inverting Non-existent Domain. But meh, that was a long way off, because it turned out that they decided to use something nonsensical instead.

    • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

      To combat the Snatcher menace, JUNKER was formed: Judgement Uninfected Naked Kind and Execute Rangers

  • Albert Calderon

    I shall wait for more info but this talk about strategic game play intrigues me.

    It does have a Persona vibe but this is definitely not a Persona clone.

  • Wrestling_God

    Basic rpg stuff but with interesting restriction twist strategy wise, I like it and I want to know more.

  • Elemiel

    Boy, this sure is a lot of information! Better keep it in mind-
    *booed off the stage*

  • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

    That battle system sounds interesting. The main thing on my MIND though is if they’re thinking about localization plans as well though lol =P Hopefully it does well enough.

    • ShadowDivz

      Sounds interesting indeed, but i can already imagine my death

      Character #1 mind break
      Character #2 mind break
      Me:uh…. character 3… (damn low on HP) MIND GUARD!
      Boss attacks
      *mind break*
      Boss does super move.
      Game Over
      Me:FU–!!!!!!

      • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

        Lol

  • Xeawn

    I drastically want this in America.

  • TheExile285

    You know what to do, XSEED!

    I really like character portraits and 3D models in a FPRPG is nice.

  • dynamic-zx

    I’d like to see this and Demon Gaze in English.

  • Kevadu

    Mind Crush! I mean…break.

    • Warboss Aohd

      MIND CRUSH, YUGI!

      i am now a sexy Egyptian pharaoh! Where’s dat Tea girl, she likez me now.

      “No”

      MIND CRUSH, YUGI!

  • vileBrenman

    this is one stylus game! UI and the portraits look amazing

  • ShadowDivz

    Honestly, i think the Main Character’s MIND is Cute.

    In a “goth-chick-with-issues-that-just-needs-a-hug” sort of way.

  • transferstudentx

    i really cant keep up with this year E3 i need more money

  • ZekeFreek

    I decided to put this in Word and use “find & replace” to replace all instances of “MIND” with “Persona” and guess what? Indistinguishable.

    • DyLaN

      I don’t remember the Personas in P3/4 can be broken, have a separate bar, able to take damage for you and so on. And hey, its the similarities with P3/4 tht got me interested so its not a bad thing.

      • Strain42

        True, but in we had Persona Break in Arena. That’s why I personally find it so odd they went with MIND Break when they could have gone with…almost anything else lol

      • ZekeFreek

        Personas actually did all of those things in Arena. Ha!

        • Mad_Dog_Yayan

          Wow what a Genius! Knowing that kind of things will make you the smartest person in the world! NOT! Stop trolling and do something better with your life. Nobody cares if you don’t want to buy it.

    • Mad_Dog_Yayan

      It’s easier to not comment rather wasting time you know

  • Vitonofrio del Rosso

    Can i have this in english? Give vita some life!

  • DyLaN

    More updates at the main site:

    http://mind0.net/download/wallpaper3.html
    The wallpaper for Yoichi (detective dude).

    http://mind0.net/episode/episode1/page1.html
    For those of you who can read moonrunes, here the prequel SS for Yoichi, Detective≒0.

    http://i.imgur.com/RhN9LHs.jpg
    For those who missed it, Yukito Kujo.

  • Aristides

    Someone really needs to localize all their games man X_X

  • Yan Zhao

    Interesting game for the VITA, definitely interested if it has a western release.

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