Clock Tower II: The Struggle Within, known in Japan as Clock Tower Ghost Head, is a spin-off of the Clock Tower series and is actually the third game in the franchise. The Struggle Within is the first game in the series to not feature Jennifer Simpson as a main character. This time, the player follows sixteen-year-old Alyssa Hale as she finds her relatives falling under the curse of the Maxwell Family.
The gameplay in Clock Tower 2 is similar to the first games, with a slightly heavier emphasis on puzzles and item collecting. The game still uses a point and click interface, with the inventory on the top of the screen. This time, you're being hunted by more than one crazy murderer: a psychotic zombified girl named Stephanie, her zombified brother, Michael, and various other psychos and zombies.
Most of the game still consists of running through a house, evading mostly invulnerable enemies by hiding under or in furniture, or using your environment against them. This time, however, you share your body with Bates, your alternate personality. Bates is a tough guy, and, unlike Alyssa, he can use guns, which are placed sparingly throughout the game and allow you to get rid of an enemy easily.
Alyssa can switch personalities with Bates by dropping her amulet somewhere (picking it up will turn you back to Alyssa). Bates and Alyssa will trigger different events in the story and can pick up or use different items. This element is important, because the game has a staggering 13 different endings. Seemingly inconsequential actions can largely affect the ending.
George Maxwell: The oldest son of the Maxwell family. Took over Allen's position at the Research Lab, and is regarded as a scientific genius.