10. Metroid Prime: Hunters – Nintendo DS 2006
I was so hype for this game, and then was so let down. The demo that came packaged with the Nintendo DS was the first thing I, and most people, played on the new portable console around holiday of 2004, aside from sessions of bad drawings in Pictochat (for those of you who remember that feature). It’s sad to say that I ended up having a more enjoyable time with that demo cartridge than I did with the game itself a year and a half later. While it was really cool to see world building in Metroid by having Samus race for an ancient artifact against the galaxy’s other most powerful bounty hunters, the campaign fell short with unfocused art direction and badly realized controls that nearly gave me arthritis with the DS’ tiny little touch screen stylus. The multiplayer, however, was an absolute blast, and remains one of the only times I had an enjoyable experience setting up voice chat with friends on a Nintendo console for wi-fi multiplayer.