|Infinite Stratos 2: Ignition Hearts (PS3)|
|Infinite Stratos 2: Ignition Hearts (PSVita)|
The first ever video game in the IS franchise finally power-slided our way exclusively on the Playstation systems, namely the PS3 and the PSVita hand-held console. So, what's it all about the new Infinite Stratos video game? To find out, time to press the ENGINE START STOP button from the inside of the IS and let's go because this is going to be one heck of a ride! Be warned though...Professional Driver. Closed Course. Do Not Attempt.
In this game, Ichika has lost his memory and it's up to the girls to retrieve back his memories no matter what it takes. Simple as that and that's just the start because while strapping yourselves on the driver's seat for the heck of it, Ignition Hearts is in the form of a dating-sim game with a difference and in this different kind of dating-sim, choices are the critical point of the game because even a slight mistake would cost you badly. Whether if its facing with Houki Shinonono, Cecilia Alcott, Huang Lingyin, Charlotte Dunois, Laura Bodewig, and the Sarashiki girls (Tatenashi and Kanzashi), your judgement is on balance between a success or failure. Keep them happy and their Ignition point will raise but get it wrong, their Stress point will raise and if its too much stress, the game is over...unless you want to trigger the Passion Event. Be careful when your out there or you will be in big trouble.
This is how it's done with one of the following official videos:
Because both the PS3 game and the PSVita game were launched simultaneously, you can take advantage of its cross-save feature. This is a very convenient Playstation feature. Play this game on the PS3 and if you want to continue while you're away, initiate the cross-save and continue your gameplay to your PSVita.
Having talked through the fundamentals of this dating-sim game based on the hit anime series, Ignition Hearts is not quite a bad game for an IS fan but because of such complicating ways this dating-sim has to offer, it's going to be a lot more difficult as you faced with numerous dating-sim games in the past but when you get the hang of it, it's not really bad at all. As a quick precaution, you might run into several unusual scenes as you progress in the mission to recover Ichika's memories such in the case of one of the characters who is going to be your fiance or wife or whatever stuff that is surely going to be messy.
Like the anime series, Ignition Hearts features the opening theme song by Minami Kuribayashi and the closing theme song by the IS girls. Opening song is titled coloration while the Ending theme is titled Grow Up Shining!!
Onto the limited editio;, for those who've already pre-ordered it, the limited edition in both the PS3 and the PSVita versions come with a SD figure of Charlotte and the soundtrack CD. For the PS3 version, players get a product code for the swimsuits while PSVita owners get the bath towel costume code.
And that's the end of this...test drive. You're free to come out from the IS now.