There were a bunch of great games that I owned, however. Tenchu: Stealth Assassins was released around the same time as Metal Gear Solid, and so it's stealth gameplay was overshadowed, but Tenchu had ninjas who could breath fire, which MGS was sorely lacking on. And Syphon Filter was a great 3rd person shooter that also was overshadowed by MGS, but lives on via the PSP. Star Wars: Demolition was like Twisted Metal set in the Star Wars universe, and was a blast for how absurd it was. Case in point: Everyone else uses vehicles like land speeders and AT-ST walkers, but Boba Fett flies around with just a jetpack. Example here.
Oh Boba you soooooo crazy.
And one of the the games I discovered via the demo discs was Colony Wars: Red Sun, which remains one of my favorite games ever. The story was sweet, and the missions were very cool...protecting convoys from maruading space pirates, defending interstellar bases. Plus you could buy new ships, and upgrade the weapons on them. This stuff was groundbreakingly cool for 1997.
Sadly, all good things must come to an end, and the days of PS2 and Xbox doomed the Playstation. But for a few years I loved that system, and it was a good dose of nostalgia to look through all those old games.