The first Orphen had a great story with a couple of complete filler episodes few and far between. The art style was decent and the soundtrack was memorable. The story was prominent from the get-go as well as interesting to keep the viewer's attention.
Here Orphen's Revenge is a completely pointless second season to the original. With entire episodes literally feeling like filler with about 80-95% being complete filler, 5-20% being actual story.
There is literally only one episode out of the first 15/24 episodes that is interesting all throughout. And that actually involved the death of a villain which was unexpected.
Orphen has 200% more battle monologue with the same 2-3 spells repeated throughout. Until about 10-12 episodes in you feel like it's just the same crap over and over in each episode with a teensy bit of story at the end. Most of it you feel like they're just pointlessly wandering around the lands.
Chloe's character hasn't changed much since the first season but now shows more of a love interest in Orphen. Magic has improved his spell-casting and became a bit of ladies' man making his character slightly more useful than the first season.
The trolls Horton and Balkan are the worst characters of the bunch and actually become main characters. The reason why I say that is because in the first season they would make their mandatory pop-up here and there but in Orphen's Revenge they are given way more lines and more screen time. They go from being okay to deal with in the first season to being outright annoying.
They aren't funny and their comic relief role takes a turn for the worst.
I got up to the 16th episode and realized I largely wasted my time watching this considering there is only a small amount of the story that was revealed with only 8 episodes left. As a viewer I would quit a long time ago if it wasn't for the fact I liked the original. I cannot recommend this to anyone. read more