mostly the atmosphere of the game does it for me.
tbh jump scares just leave a temporary shock effect and don’t stay with you for the entire game and you get over it really easily so a game with just a ton of jump scares out of nowhere doesn’t really cut it for me?
i.e i really liked amnesia for the atmosphere and gameplay of being pretty much defenseless towards enemies that only came out and certain times instead of every single time u turn a corner
which i’m not saying every game that has jump scares in it does that and it carried throughout the game so yeah???