My VG Music Picks #58 – Trapped By the Ocean Scent (Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair)

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair

Much like the last Danganronpa track I wrote about, I’m referring to this one by its name in the iTunes release. Unlike that track, though, there’s nothing remotely entertaining about this one. This is a piece of music that exists solely to fill you with dread.

Honestly, Trapped By the Ocean Scent is such a fitting title because that’s how you feel when you listen to this – trapped. The soundtrack has quite a few pieces of music designed to make you anxious, but this one always comes out of nowhere. There’s no build-up; you’re thrust into the deep end and left to deal with whatever horror you’re now faced with. It almost feels like it’s running down your spine thanks to the percussion.

Also, here’s something that only got pointed out to me recently – this track plays a lot during scenes involving Nagito. The dude may have a pretty friendly exterior most of the time, but whenever he’s accompanied by this track, it makes everything about him become all the more threatening and his warped dialogue seem even crazier and more terrifying than it already was.

If you ever find yourself alone on a tropical island in the dead of night, maybe don’t play this track on your iPod. You’ll be shitting yourself all the way back to the hotel.

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