You never heard of Xenon?
Then maybe also not of the Bitmap Brothers? And their other pearls of gaming history? (Gods, The Chaos Engine, Speedball, Cadaver, Magic Pockets).
Very highly regarded in the time that the Commodore Amiga was the king of the hill. A unique drawing style, but always recognizable. When you would run their games in a Amiga emulator, you would clearly see why their games can stand the test of time. Or better yet, nostalgia does not have to cover up anything.