mattyg, you make a good point. They teased you and enticed you with promises of greatness, and delivered you a swift kick to the groin instead. You had reasonable expectations, and they used them to crush you like an instect.
I had a similar 3DO experience. It wasn't the same because I had no previous version to compare it to, but it was probably pretty close to as disappointing. Being the HUGE Mortal Kombat fan I was back in the day, I was massively excited about this new game in the works that was going to be the Mortal Kombat for 3DO owners. It was going to awesome. It was a little project from a company called "Naughty Dog".
I counted the days. I marked the calendar. I invited friends over to play on launch day. We were going to order pizza and play all night. It was going to be a day to live in infamy.
The day finally came. I had my magazines that chronicled it's development. I knew the names and backstories of all the characters. I had my reservation at Software Etc. I had my money in hand. It was a "great day to be alive" I thought to myself as I handed over my hard saved money in exchange for an impressive looking box with cool artwork.
Well, then I put the disc in the 3DO. About twenty five excruciating minutes later, I was back on my way to the mall, where I exchanged this unholy pile of excrement for Road Rash. Road Rash was great, and I never looked back. We ate pizza, trade off playing Road Rash, and laughed about how that was the beginning and the end for Naughty Dog. I've been wrong before...
All general 3DO chat here please.