Heya guys, newbie/loser here wondering if i should pick up the Gamecube, Playstation II, or the fabled X-box machine. Please don't turn this into a flame war, I just want the facts if at all possible. If it helps I love adventure games, RPGs, and sometimes a nice brainless action game. Thanks.
Playstation II has the most RPG games. Xbox only has one, Knights of the Old Republic (really great RPG though!) All the Gamecube RPGs are just "meh" and theres a small collection of them.
I would choose the Xbox if I were you though. I have owned all the sytems and I think the Xbox is the best out of the 3. The Xbox has an online service called Xbox Live. With this service it keeps track of your friends and stats. It also provides downloadable content for your games. The Xbox dose lack in RPGs (right now) but it dose have alot of great action, adventure and FPS games!
As far as system specs go, the Xbox wins. The Xbox can provide alot of great visuals and sound. Also if you have a nice HDTV with a good surround sound system, definetlly go with the Xbox.
On the ups of the PS2 though, it has a big libary of games (it has been around longer than the other 2 consoles though) and some great RPGs. It can't push out the same graphically of the other 2 systems though, and it dosn't fully support 5.1 surrond sound and HDTV support.
Deffinitly between PS2 and XBOX, i don't see much of a difference, just get em both :P
XBOX has a graphics card built in. PS2 does not. I say get X-BOX