Season 2 of The Legend of Vox Machina sees the titular party face the Chroma Conclave, a group of dragons hell-bent on ruling the continent. They must travel far and wide looking for ways to defeat the dragons. The series is streaming on Prime Video.
After saving Emon, Vox Machina is celebrated as the Protectors of the Realm but the festivities are cut short when 4 mighty dragons arrive and lay waste to the city, forcing the party to flee.
They travel across the continent, first to Whitestone, then to Vasselheim, where they learn of the Vestiges of Divergence. These vestiges are ancient magical weapons that will help them defeat the conclave and save Tal’Dorei.
The journey across the land, searching for these vestiges, with each party member going through trials and tribulations that make them learn and grow stronger.
The animation in the series continues to be exemplary. The fantasy setting, the diverse races of people, and the gruesome violence are all depicted with superb expertise
The voice acting is similarly laudable and at the level that one comes to expect from a group of well-established artists in that particular field. The casting has also brought in some brilliant stars to voice some of the additional characters.
The musical sequences deserve special mention as Sam Riegel (and occasionally other cast members such as Ashley Johnson) knock it out the part singing the humorous or profound lyrics provided to them.
The series balances its various genres and themes quite masterfully and never overcompensated. The characters have a lot of fun but there are also serious moments where genuine lessons about life and relationships are imparted.
A common issue with the series is the fact that it is based on an existing property and there are occasional references made to that regard which might fly over first-time audiences. It is not a complete dealbreaker, but it does give you a sense of FOMO at the very least.
Season 2 of The Legend of Vox Machina is a magnificent exploration of the actual play series that is bound to inspire several members of the audience to pick up an interest in TTRPGs. The more casual audiences will still enjoy another batch of exciting episodes filled with magic and mayhem and chaos in between as the Vox Machina do what they do best.
The Legend of Vox Machina season 2
Director: Young Heller, Alicia Chan, Eugene Lee
Date Created: 2023-02-10 12:00