First post here...not intimidating at all.
(im not a great writer at all, so bear with me)
Playing through it at the moment, and Its not really scary. At all. Its made me jump a few times but even games like Doom III scared me more and made me jump more aswell.
One thing ive noticed is that the third person perspective seems to detract from the atmosphere somewhat, I really like the way theyve integrated the HUD elements into the suit, Its a great idea. However being able to see the character and having that wider FOV makes it less scary because you can see quite clearly when something is coming for you. Being able to see that your character is so heavily armed doesnt help either. And as cool as the HUD may be, the bright lights just make it look pretty...not scary.
It is also too gory to be scary, it ceases to be shocking the first time a necromorph tears you apart, and In a way almost becomes humorous everytime you get chopped up by a door closing on you. The monsters are also not that scary, because they are far too badly disfigured to be relatable as humans anymore, I think it could work if they were morphed to a less extreme degree, so that they were still relatable and we could perhaps empathise with the poor soul that this once was.
Its a great game but with a few tweaks and some different designs could be a scary one.
Because a lot of the environments create a nice atmosphere and are nice but in quite often you end up having gunfights with necromorphs and its more akin to an action game. A great action game. read