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Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment (ソードアート・オンライン -インフィニティ・モーメント, Sōdo Āto Onrain: Infiniti Mōmento?) is a game adaptation of the Sword Art Online series for the PlayStation Portable (PSP). It is set in an alternative Sword Art Online storyline, together with its sequel, Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment. Its genre is "RPG That Live In This Moment With You" (この一瞬を君と生きるRPG, Kono isshun o kimi to ikiru RPG?). It is rated "C" based on CERO rating, meaning it is meant "for Ages 15 and up".

GameplayEdit

Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment simulates a virtual reality massively multiplayer online role-playing game (VRMMORPG) Sword Art Online. The player controls the on-screen player character, Kirito, from a third-person perspective. Within the game, players explore monster-infested fields and dungeons.

Players can attack monsters in real time. The player only directly controls Kirito, while the other characters are controlled by artificial intelligence. Players can issue a simple command to AI controlled characters (recover, defend, switch, etc.). Sufficient SP is required to use skills. Kirito will gain small amount of SP from each attack landed on target and large amount of SP from a successfully parry.

When a boss room is found, after fulfilling all the requirements, the player can initiate a boss raid and a party of up to eight people will be formed (Kirito, his partner, and other candidates from other guilds).

In street area of the 76th Floor, Arksophia, the character's hometown in the game, player may restock on items, customize their appearance, buy equipment, or chat with other players. The player may also undertake optional quests.

Main CharactersEdit

StoryEdit

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"I'm sorry, but I have a request."
"What is it?"
"I don't plan on losing. But if I die here, I want you to make sure that Asuna can't kill herself, even for a little while."
"Very well."
This isn't a duel... We're fighting to kill. That's right. I'm going to kill him!

Infinity Moment starts at the point where Kirito and Heathcliff were fighting against each other to the death. The plot splits from the canon storyline at this point: as Heathcliff moved to finish off Kirito, a huge glitch virus in the SAO Server occurred and interrupted them, preventing Heathcliff from moving and allowing Kirito to defeat him. However, Kirito and his friends realized that the SAO server was still keeping them in the game for some reason, preventing them from logging out, and also realized that the real battle was on the 100th Floor of Aincrad. The glitch virus in the SAO server apparently wanted to take over the last 25 floors of Aincrad.

Everyone then decided to proceed to the 76th Floor. Many irregular phenomenons happened one after another, such as earthquakes, the corruption of all skills and items data, etc. They also found out that the Teleport Gate could not bring them down to Floor 75 or any other lower floors anymore.

Shortly after arriving on the 76th Floor, Yui appeared from Kirito's inventory and informed her so-called parents (Kirito and Asuna) that the Cardinal System was glitched and therefore no longer had the power to delete her. Later, Lisbeth and Silica arrived with the concern for their friends and, after being informed that they can no longer head back down to the previous floors, try to do everything in their power to help Kirito.

After the defeat of the Ghastlygaze, the 76th Floor Boss, Kirito met Leafa, who turned out to be his younger adoptive sister/cousin. She told Kirito that some kind of error had sent her here while she was playing ALfheim Online. Right after that, Kirito met Sinon, who mysteriously fell from the sky of Aincrad and suffered from memory lost. It was later revealed that Leafa likely entered SAO because she had tried to log into it by using a NerveGear while Sinon encountered a glitch while testing the Medicuboid before she fell into SAO, which, according to Yui, might have been one of the errors caused by the overload of Cardinal System which resulted in the system incorrectly recognizing NerveGear ports as SAO player.

On his way back from a dungeon on Floor 80, Kirito meets Strea, a cheerful girl who has been following him around since Floor 79. At first, Kirito is wary of her, but as they spend some time together, he begins to consider her as an important friend. Strea is always found being alone, like a solo player. From time to time, Kirito finds her acting strange, saying "I must protect this world so that it won't disappear" and having a headache as they advance to a higher Floor.

There is a new group of strong players who wanted to join the Clearing forces on Floor 85. Kirito notices that something is wrong with them and decides to test their abilities. He has a duel with their leader, Alberich. Alberich is indeed powerful, probably has higher status and stronger equipment than Kirito. However, he doesn't have any skill or combat experience. Therefore, he is beaten by Kirito and is rejected to join the clearing group. After being rejected, the group is continually found causing troubles for other players. They can eventually bypass some rules of the game. For example, they can sexually harass other female players.

Before the fight with the 90th Floor boss, upon entering the boss room, Strea has a headache again. Kirito decides to finish the boss as soon as he can and rushes over to see her condition. Strea's personality suddenly changes. She faces Kirito saying she won't allow him to clear the game and she disappears from the scene. Start from Floor 92, Strea is found powering up the boss before the fight and disappears before Kirito could have a conversation with her.

Another strange incident occurs. Players are disappearing mysteriously. On Floor 97, on his way to the dungeon, Kirito hears Klein's scream. He finds Klein, Alberich, and another player lying on the ground. Klein demands Alberich to put away the weapon, a dubious design knife in his hand. Alberich refuses to do so and uses the weapon to stab the lying player's body, causing him to disappear. Kirito can not let this go and request another duel with him. This time Alberich's status is very high, far higher than Kirito. However, Kirito proves to him that high status alone can not beat him. Alberich escapes after his defeat, but later his subordinate is captured by Kirito and Klein and Kirito interrogates him. The subordinate then leads Kirito to where the disappeared players are sent to. Kirito finds what seems to be a research on peoples' feelings and a research record. He notices that the days written in this record are the same days when Strea has a headache. Kirito recalls that when he first met Yui, she had broken down because of players' negative feelings. He believes there is a connection between Yui and Strea, therefore he decides to destroy all the research data.

After defeating the 98th Floor's boss, Alberich appears before Kirito again. He tells Kirito about his scheme, a research on the manipulation of the human soul. His identity is also revealed to be Sugou Nobuyuki, who works for RECTO Progress. Alberich also explains that he has high level stats and strong equipment due to using a super account. Alberich intends to kill everyone who is in his way and he starts by paralyzing all the players and summoning «Hollow Avatar», the 100th Floor's boss, to assist him. However, Kirito breaks free from his paralysis status and defeats the boss. But, before he could reach Alberich, he is paralyzed again and Alberich takes out a weapon which can turn anyone's HP down to zero with one strike.

Multiple Endings/EpiloguesEdit

The game has many different endings. The ending that the player gets depends on the characters the player teams up with before the final battle.

Asuna's endingEdit

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Leafa's endingEdit

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Sinon's endingEdit

In this ending, after Heathcliff was defeated, Sinon thanked Kirito for his care. Kirito replied by telling Sinon that the reason the game could be cleared at that moment was because of her long distance weapon and praised her for her calm attitude. Sinon then told Kirito that she believed that her calm attitude might have been influenced by him. Sinon then confirmed that Kirito remembered her real name and the promise of protecting her in real life as well.

After their return to reality and Kazuto's narration of the events that followed the collapse of Sword Art Online, Kazuto held his promise of shopping with Shino together in reality. Shino then revealed that she had a burden from the past that she could not tell anyone else and that she felt that Kazuto had a similar burden on him, thus they agreed to fight together from now on to share their burdens and overcome them one day.

Yui's endingEdit

In this ending, after Heathcliff was defeated, Yui said goodbye to Kirito and Asuna. They asked Yui to wait a while before they could meet again and then told Yui not to hold back on crying and to bear with it. Yui then asked to be with Kirito before they parted, all three of them believing that they would meet again one day.

After their return to reality and Kazuto's narration of the events that followed the collapse of Sword Art Online, Kazuto and Asuna received an invitation letter from ALO, signed by Heathcliff, with an invitation code. After they entered ALO with the code, they appeared with the appearance of their SAO's avatars without even being prompted to choose their race. After checking his inventory, Kirito found «MHCP-001» in his inventory, with which they were able to summon Yui.

Silica's endingEdit

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Lisbeth's endingEdit

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Hidden EventsEdit

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BossesEdit

  • Ghastlygaze
  • Crystalize Claw
  • Horn of Madness
  • Tempest of Trihead
  • Guilty Scythe
  • Knight of Darkness
  • Legacy of Grand
  • Horn of Furious
  • Queen of Ant
  • Maelstrom of Trihead
  • King of Skeleton
  • Radiance Eater
  • Rebellious Eye
  • Murderer Fang
  • Ruler of Blade
  • Absolute Gazer
  • Chaos Dragon
  • Lava Creeper
  • Knight of Blazing
  • Genocide Eye
  • Slaughter Fang
  • Emperor of Death
  • Kaiser Dragon
  • Ruler of Deities
  • Hollow Avatar
  • Mental Health Counseling Program (003-009)
  • Hollow Strea
  • Heathcliff
Boss Floor
The Ghastlygaze 76
The Crystalize Claw 77
The Horn of Madness 78
The Tempest of Trihead 79
The Guilty Scythe 80
The Knight of Darkness 81
The Legacy of Grand 82
The Horn of Furious 83
The Queen of Ant 84
The Maelstrom of Trihead 85
The King of Skeleton 86
The Radiance Eater 87
The Rebellious Eye 88
The Murderer Fang 89
The Ruler of Blade 90
The Absolute Gazer 91
The Chaos Dragon 92
The Lava Creeper 93
The Cerulean Spider (3rd NPC quest) 94
The Knight of Blazing 94
The Genocide Eye 95
The Slaughter Fang 96
The Emperor of Death 97
The Kaiser Dragon 98
The Ruler of Deities 99
The Hollow Avatar 100, Irregular Boss
Mental Health Counseling Program Army 100, Intermission Boss
The Hollow Strea 100, Grand Boss
Heathcliff 100, True Boss

SoundtrackEdit

A Sword Art Online -Infinity Moment- Soundtrack is bundled with the game's limited edition.

TriviaEdit

  • The Guilty Scythe boss has a very similar design to The Fatal Scythe, which appears in the SAO anime. The Rebellious Eye and the Genocide Eye also have designs similar to The Gleam Eyes.
  • All side quests, including main character side quests, can be done in a single play-through.
  • Alberich, during his second fight on the 97th Floor, is level 200, which is even higher than Heathcliff's level. However, despite this abnormality, Alberich is not too difficult to defeat due to his lack of combat experience.
  • Some of the Floor Bosses' Last Attack bonus items are weapons that had appeared in the canon SAO storyline, even though the Last Attack bonus items from Floor Bosses are supposed to be unique in the game.
  • Sinon had been spelled as Shinon in this game, but it was corrected back to Sinon in Hollow Fragment.

ReferencesEdit


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INNOCENCE Velvet Tears - dear brightness
Yume Sekai Issai Gassai
Overfly Inori - Mahou no Shiro, Shinjitsu no Shomotsu.
Niji no Oto INNOCENCE - Yume Sekai
IGNITE Brainwash - Utakata
Startear Natsu no Koi Yohou - Ramune Sekai
Season 1 Character Songs/ Song Collection

My Independent Destiny (Asuna) - Memory Heart Message (Sachi) - Lovely Super Idol (Silica) - Cheer! Tear? Cheer!! (Lisbeth) - I Know "Ai" (Yui) - Face To You (Suguha) - Sky The Graffiti (Leafa) - Sword & Soul (Kirito) - Sing All Overtures - Heart Sweet Heart (Yui) - white flower garden (Asuna) - Party-go-round (Silica and Lisbeth)

Original Sound Track Volume 1 - Volume 2 - Infinity Moment - Hollow Fragment
Other Media
Games End World - Infinity Moment - Hollow Fragment
Drama CD Accel World + Sword Art Online Drama CD

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