In almost all video games I can think of, they're about a character/group of characters struggling against another character/group of characters. Does anyone know of any games which emphasize internal struggle, i.e., a character struggling against themselves? The only ones that come to mind for me are The Sims series.
EDIT: I think I should clarify that I'm referring to games which use internal conflict as a gameplay element. Not just to build a story or themes.
kristus said: Aren't some of the Silent Hill games about internal struggle?
All of them are. Or at least, all of the main entries in the series.
Depending on how you interpret the themes in the games, the environmental shift whenever the darkness takes over qualifies as a gameplay element. Because that's when the monsters appear and certain puzzles can be solved.
Not sure if that's what you're looking for but in Iji the protagonist wakes up in a base taken over by aliens, and even though they aim to kill her she is still unsure about fighting them. Depending on your choices you get different cutscenes, gameplay situations, etc. There is even pacifist mode.
Only one enchanted adventure comes to memory and it's this one.. Shaq has to reach over 9000 with his Shaquido as he's hounded by killers, assasins, beautiful women and reebok pumps. Grape drank? or KFC.. RPG BRO.
Technically I suppose, Alice. Though the struggles appear to be between the main character and various others, they're supposedly all inventions or aspects of her shattered personality floating around in her head while she's catatonic in a mental institution.