A mixed bag, worth a few runs.
This sequel is greatly appreciated, as you seem to have listened to much of the other ideas of the earlier installment. It was entertaining to play all the way through. I did encounter some problems during the game though. There was a graphic glitch in which the characters lower body would disappear sometimes, I don't know why. I also must agree that the character could revive after every round when killed, but with 1HP, and heal with a turn through a cleric. They do it that way with nearly every other RPG out there. I'm not going to complain about the difficulty as you can get the hang of it eventually after a few attempts. This sequel had a lot of improvements and pluses, but it's still got room for more. One last thing, sometimes when you're directly "south" or "north" an enemy, it doesn't give you the option to attack them. I don't understand this rule. Could you explain it?
However, the bottom line is, there was always a reason to fight for the next level to see what was going to be there. Keep it up.