This game is a worthy successor to the first game, which you get for free when buying this, so that's a hell of a deal right there. While the first game felt a bit more of a parody of the whole JRPG genre, this one feels more like they're playing it straight, while at the same time keeping their very unique and quirky style. While this game doesn't seem to feature extra modes like Evil Lord 30, Princess 30, or Knight 30, it does expand greatly upon the Hero 30; play an entire JRPG adventure in 30 seconds style, adding things like weapon crafting, global dungeons, a traversable map, collectibles and a pretty sweet castle. This game isn't quite as out there as the first, but it also feels better from a gameplay perspective, now when you go back to get certain titles or equipment, you may do so with your full party and equipment from where you are in the currently, not being restricted to items that you had on your first pass of the level.
These games have always felt more like puzzle games to me rather than JRPGs, you have to figure out how to level up, manage your money, and do it all within a certain time limit. The game gets very intense in later levels, and has an absolutely fantastic soundtrack that makes the best parts of this game shine even brighter. I would absolutely recommend this game to anyone who is a fan of JRPGs or anime, or anyone who like speed-running games. There are other modes to speak of, but I haven't played the Multiplayer yet, though the Infinite Hero mode was really fun, you basically just keep leveling up and fighting one Evil Lord after another, trying to set a high score, changing levels every 10 bosses you defeat.
Honestly this game is a really fun game to just pick up and play, its levels take probably 1-5 minutes, with the longer ones being probably at least 10-15 minutes, but there are a lot of levels, and it feels good to binge play or to just do 3-4 levels at a time. The levels consist of you sprinting around a map, fighting enemies, helping people, leveling up, and trying to defeat some sort of enemy in 30 seconds, on the normal setting, time is paused in towns, and you can reset time by paying a certain amount of money to a goddess statue in town, the fee gets greater and greater each time. The story can be a bit bland/jrpg-ish when it's not being funny or having completely badass moments. The characters are likable, even if Yusha is kind of that emo jrpg protag, he's still cool, and he's only really bad if you choose to make him be bad. I highly recommend playing the first game before you play this one, there are lots and lots of references to the first game, and you would probably be missing something if you just jumped right into the second one, which should kind of be obvious, but don't worry, as I said, you get the first game free with the purchase of this one. I'm just gonna stop my disjointed ramblings now and say: It's a good game, full of good humor, fun characters, and a great OST, which also comes bundled with the game.