Yeah, Amiga gaming back then were mostly for die-hard amiga fans who desperately needed something to play on their Amigas. There were tons of better games on other more modern platforms - but then again, you can't really compare them. The Amiga wasn't as strong as the other platforms at that time.
On topic, the best Amiga game I played in 1997 was OnEscapee. I bought a CD-ROM for my Amiga just for that.