9. Yakuza 0
Yakuza 0 is the game which transformed the iconic action-adventure franchise from a niche gem into a flat-out mainstream success, though it didn't provide the smoothest of introductions for new players.
Perhaps the most vocal criticism of Yakuza 0 is the game's brutally paced opening chapter, which bombards players with two hours of exposition-laden cutscenes and only occasional gameplay, which generally amounts to the most basic running around and fighting.
Compared to the rest of the game this chapter is also extremely linear, with much of the map being gated off, before the chapter concludes with a savage difficulty spike of a boss fight which is sure to frustrate newcomers.
After this the game immediately picks up as players are granted more freedom, but many were left understandably frustrated that the opening hours of the game are such an aggressive slog.