oh hell yeah…the hate should be delicious in this thread… let’s see…
there was some side-scrolling shootemup released on Live Arcade in the early days of the 360…I can never remember the name, but it was atrocious; I deleted the trial immediately. Heh, I remember thinking “ok, let’s check out the upgraded graphics then” since it was an enhanced port of a very old game…then I realized…oh…THAT WAS the upgraded graphics!? It’s still one of the worst things I’ve ever tried on Live Arcade. At least Yaris was funny. I’ll have to get back to this when I remember the name…
From this generation there is Destroy All Humans: Path of the Furon– it was disappointing in every way from the subpar graphics, to the sparsely populated environments, attempts at humor that often fell flat… I think even the sounds and music were underwhelming.
When thinking about "…of all time, Bart Simpson vs. the Space Mutants comes to mind right away for me. People only bought this shit because it was a game featuring The Simpsons (*most were probably like me in hoping it would be somewhat similar to the quality of the beloved arcade game). The control was sloppy and terrible… graphics were disappointing even for 8-bit expectations, imo…music was forgettable, and the shit was basically IMPOSSIBLE to beat…and some shit didn’t even make sense… like what was up with that large T-Rex section in the museum? If you landed on anything other than a specific area on the T-rex, you’d fall thru it to the bottomless pit underneath. So…what is the T-Rex exhibit standing on, then? Why would a bottomless pit be there with something on top of it? Why would the shit be apparently intangible on most of its body aside from the one spot you’re supposed to jump on? This one part is such bullshit it made me want to smash the cartridge into several pieces. The whole game is just a pile of disappointment and stupidity.
Others that come to mind are Rise of the Robots 2, and that Sonic game where you’re racing other Sonic characters…Sonic R? It was released on Saturn.
…oh yeah—check out “Dead Block” on Live Arcade/PSN. That’s one of those that’s so bad you don’t even have to play it for yourself…just watch youtube footage and you’ll see… there is absolutely nothing about that game that looks to like anything resembling “fun”.
*edit— I just checked it out, and that Shrek kart racer is the worst-looking kart racer I’ve ever seen. That is disgusting.