I don't know if it's worth 90%, but I definitely didn't consider it a turd.I totally agree. I was just playing Alan Wake...it's a game I have had for so long but only now started playing it because i got a controller.
It is truly a bad game as a horror game. There is no tension whatsoever. And anything scary it does is immediately overdone which ruins it. THere is so much fighting with flashlight and gun that fear is replaced by uncoordination as i struggle to use the 2 things.
What it tries to do to be scary is to make the villains scream at you with scary voices....but that's not really scary.
The initial building shaking in the intro was scary and then it puts an eyeball on the tv in front of you for no reason...which is suddenly creepy....but then it puts like 4-5 more tvs with eyeballs in the place which makes me laugh...
i cannot fathom why this turd got over 90 percent.
The main emotion that game brought out in me wasn't fear. Sure, there was some of that, but it was mostly weirdness, confusion, the feeling of foreboding. I wasn't afraid for the hero - it's a computer game with his name as a title, he's pretty much guaranteed to survive till the end - but for his loved ones, for the sympatethic NPCs, for the setting and the town.
Even the Taken, the shadow-infected people, weren't that scary. Sure, they did the scary voices, but the most impactful thing about them was how normal the stuff they said was, contrasted with how abnormal everything else was. They didn't scare me that much. They totally weirded me out.