Finally gave in an got an Xbox to sit next to my stalwart PS2 (bought on launch day and still workin' fine after all these years). Anyway, I have some questions - probably basic Xbox n00b stuff - but I gotta know if it's just me, or is it the system itself....
1. Does the Xbox have a hellacious loading time for every friggin' game? Takes forever to load even the simplest of games.
2. My PS2 is incredibly forgiving when it comes to slightly scuffed game discs. Hell, it even plays ones I'd classify as "rough." But the Xbox seems to freeze, lock up, or even not boot at all if the CD has even the slightest blemish. Is the Xbox truly this "touchy" when it comes to flawless game discs only? Even my Sega CD seems to be more forgiving than the Xbox is.
3. I got 2 FPS-type games (Tron 2.0 and Land of the Dead, of course). Both game discs are damn near new. However, both have the slowest frame rate I've ever seen on a console or computer. Tron has obvious delays when turning, and God forbid I'm near a wall or object. The scaling is horrid. It's like I'm playing a game on a computer without enough memory. So, once again, is this a system issue, a game disc issue, or is it just the nature of the Xbox?
Gotta say, when it runs well, it's amazing. But these issues have me concerned that the system itself is generally a lemon. Give me some feedback as to whether these are common complaints or not. Thanks for the advice and help!