For as long as I could remember, I've been playing RPG and JRPG titles. Final Fantasy, Super Mario RPG, Grandia and Legend of Dragoon are just the tip of the iceberg. Growing up and seeing the genre grow as I did was a truly extraordinary thing. Some games of this genre are so advanced and frantic now, many people don't even go back to the retro titles. However, some titles in this day and age seek to remember the old school way and pay homage to the past. Mind Zero is a perfect example of how JRPG games used to feel back then but also brings the baggage as well.
A few minutes into Mind Zero, I was hit with a sudden and saddening realization. Elements from Persona 4 Golden or P4G are littered all over the place. High school students gifted with supernatural powers? Check. Having to save victims from an alternate world? Check. Mind Zero even nails the hard-boiled cop who is suspicious of the protagonists and the carefree assistant. Maybe if I hadn't just started to play P4G two months ago, I wouldn't have noticed the similarities between the two. However, this isn't the case and at one point, I had to take a step back and remind myself that this is a completely different game. Even though every once in awhile, the thought crept back still. Anyone who has played P4G will more than likely come to the same conclusion.
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