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  • Summary: Clock Tower II: The Struggle Within features all the suspense and terror that kept you on the edge of your seat in the original, but this time with a twist. Alyssa Hale must learn to control her split personalities as she attempts to solve this horrifying mystery. Having been burned alive,Clock Tower II: The Struggle Within features all the suspense and terror that kept you on the edge of your seat in the original, but this time with a twist. Alyssa Hale must learn to control her split personalities as she attempts to solve this horrifying mystery. Having been burned alive, she has arisen and is out for revenge. Armed only with multiple personalities, she is thirsty for blood. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Eerily successful at creating a creepy, spine tingling atmosphere. The music and sound effects perfectly match the suspenseful story.
  2. Little effort went into trying to elevate the premise of the game (a young woman struggling with the evil side of her personality trying to emerge and cause deadly mischief) into something more psychological and frightening than what we ended up with.
  3. There's little in the way of excitement; you're given a goal and to accomplish it, you must find the right items, use them with the right things and click in the right areas. Only when you've got to outsmart or destroy a presented enemy does the game become even somewhat interesting.
  4. 48
    It's slow as tar, and while there are plenty of frightening moments set in the dark, they aren't nearly as scary as the time my six-fingered uncle came over for dinner. Now that was scary!
  5. It's neither smart, nor frightening, nor fun. Readers are better advised to look at either the most recent "Oddworld" or "Resident Evil" titles, and leave this one for the antique collectors.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. BobJoe
    Jan 25, 2007
    10
    This game is great if you love chellenging video games.
  2. Aug 27, 2013
    4
    Unlike the other installments in the franchise, Clock Tower 2 (or Ghost Head in Japan) takes a different approach. Rather than having variousUnlike the other installments in the franchise, Clock Tower 2 (or Ghost Head in Japan) takes a different approach. Rather than having various stalkers trying to hunt you down and the only way you can defend yourself is by hiding, you actually fight back in this game using things like guns, brooms, knifes etc and because of that, the game doesn't really feel like a Clock Tower game but rather as a Resident evil game. This game is somewhat scary but the stalkers never really feel threatening since they aren't programmed to find you. Something that does feel like Clock Tower however are the multiple endings and as always, the game doesn't tell you how you can obtain them. If you like the idea of Resident Evil and Clock Tower morphing together then I would recommend it. However, if you want a traditional Clock Tower game, i'd go with 3 or the first one (second one in Japan). Expand
  3. Oct 11, 2013
    4
    EN: Presents a terribly executed good idea, and shows that creepiness isn't everything in a psychological survival horror game.
    PT-BR:
    EN: Presents a terribly executed good idea, and shows that creepiness isn't everything in a psychological survival horror game.
    PT-BR: Apresenta uma boa idéia terrívelmente executada, e mostra que estranheza não tudo em um survival horror psicológico.
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