Absolutely awesome. This game is clean, straightforward, and elegant, but also challenging with a ton of optional content and great balance of tools. The controls are fluid and timing is excellent. Enemies have elaborate but repeatable patterns that create a fair learning curve. This game is very hard, but not "cheap" - everything is within reach to a practiced hand. This is a WONDERFUL game.
Two content tweaks for the next installation I'd like to see that would make Phoenotopia 2 Better:
- The ability to to change direction in air, particularly to swing the main weapon
- A more detailed menu to keep track of ongoing quests and side quests