Why? Because The Evil Within is a clunky linear travesty of a game. Borderlands won’t disappoint. Who thought playing a limping I’m-going-to-die-every-two-seconds character within the first 10 minutes of gameplay would be fun? I could care less about the lead character and therefore could care less about the game.
The most frightening games I’ve played were the Fatal Frames. You have a camera to kill ghosts. You are “helpless” but able to achieve goals despite this. Anticipating when ghosts would show up is nerve wracking. You get to explore and find creepy places. And all of this was done without a chainsaw.
If I have to play a game with chainsaw-wielding bad guys I’ll play Zombies Ate My Neighbors. That game was fun.