If you die on a level, you can pick exit game to go back to the main menu, then select continue. It will put you back at the start of the level you died on, and you will have all credits you began the level with (you'll also be able to respend exp points into your stats, so you can pour more experience into a stat you know you will need).
I would also suggest playing on original mode, as in remix mode on hard, enemies can counter and forceback, and they can combo and juggle you for what seems like forever. I think original mode is generally easier, but go for whatever mode you are better at personally. Might be worth using Han too, so you can get the Undead Rogue's sword on stage 8 for the stat boost.Also, try and let Undead Hero do as much work as possible, or have him take on the bigger enemies at the least.
you can also gain exp if playing on original mode (as you don't earn exp for juggling dead bodies in remix). So you'll be able to level as much as you like, though you might need a turbo controller to save a possible sore thumb!
* Difficulty: Hard (Duh!)
*Xbox Live: Off
When you reach Stage 2 - Prelude To Hope, as soon as you gain control, command the Undead Hero to either 'cease attack' (command icon where you're standing in front of him) or 'halt' (command icon with the sword overlaying), so he basically won't attack the enemies.
* Defeat the pink soldiers
* When the skeletons appear, don't go too far towards the right otherwise you will trigger more of Zur's reinforcements. Kill the skeletons to make the Cyclops appear.
* Get the Cyclops against the barrier and just keep mashing -->+X(weak punch), when the Cyclops is dead, you'll easily be able to juggle him if you keep mashing -->+X, gaining you a point in bad karma for every few hits. Doing this method will also gain you EXP towards leveling, but you might need to risk pausing the game so you can give your mashing thumb a rest lol.
Take this route: 1-2-3-8-17-23-28 with Han.
Order of chosen dialogue: 3,2,5,3,2
He gets a +10 to Str, Vit, Luck weapon.