Where if a game was to hard, was to niche, etc, there were no patches for it. Back in those days you took what the developer released and you were grateful for it, because even playing a game that sucked or was outrageously hard it was fun. You didn't go "ROCKET BLOW ME UP! PATCH IT DICE PATCH IT!" when you made the mistake of flying over a squad of people with an RPG.
Aww, the days.