Yeah, I agree.
Some releases are indeed quite shocking - the idea presumably being that Amiga gamers are so desperate for the merest crumbs, they'll go for any old tat.
I thought Aqua looked OK myself. I guess it's a subjective thing.
Anyway, sounds like you have yet to plumb the real depths of low quality post-CBM/Escom game releases. The magazine review scanning initiative will reveal all manner of horrors.