Sea of Solitude is heavy, a “beautiful but imperfect exploration of loneliness,” as Nicole Clark nicely put it a few weeks back. Its ambition never quite matches its execution, but a game so boldly honest about its vision, a desire to talk about mental health and the way it impacts individuals and those around them, was refreshing. The game achieves its best moments when everything—art, sound, gameplay, story—work to ground its monstrous metaphors. Sea of Solitude’s music plays a huge role in making this work, a quiet but impactful score.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/8xzymz/the-emotional-story-behind-the-music-in-sea-of-solitude