Why so? Too many random encounters or are enemies whomping you a little bit? It's a bit of a step up but I didn't think it was too daunting. The real difficulty jump is for the final tower...it feels it's a lot tougher than any of the areas you can access before then.
Also, the step up in enemy difficulty was annoying, with 1-2 hit kills. Wasn’t too bad because I was over levelled and had hoarded tons of healing items, but I still thought it was a touch unfair. Although, I didn’t realise when I posted that, that the level was so small haha.
Omg, not looking forward to the tower lol!