From the review, "Rogue-like RPGs are a funny sort of genre - they tend to be very difficult and appeal only to hardcore gamers with a penchant for leveling. While they may receive critical praise, the general gaming population doesn't really know what to do with them. Izuna 2: The Unemployed Ninja Returns is a traditional rogue-like, but Ninja Studio attempts to make the sequel more accessible to standard RPG fans with partner characters and the introduction of some familiar, RPG elements that weren't in the original.
While Izuna 2 is a great deal of fun, it will frustrate some players. Dying is an everyday event in the game, happening as many as 10 times in a single dungeon. Those unfamiliar with the series, or genre, might abandon the title because of this. Players willing to stick it out will find themselves enjoying a moderately challenging and clever RPG."