The first one was a pain to play, but not in a bad way. It just wasn't easy and the mechanics were tricky. This one is definitely for the hardcore RPG fans. I might give it a go, but seeing as I only got a few hours into the first one before giving up because of the PITA fighting system, I doubt this one will be any different Wouldn't even try insane mode since I would have hundreds of locked saves. Cool nonetheless.
Anyway this difficulty level is way beyond hardcore.