Here's what caused my hesitation.
As an original xbox player (Not S or X version), Ark is said to be made to work for Xbox. Granted, the graphics need to be slaughtered, but I'm okay with that - (I grew up playing and loving Final Fantasy 1, 2, and 3 lol)
Extinction is released. So much crashing. So much frustration. Never gets fixed - or even acknowledged. At the time we left, there were 27 bug reports for this same issue - none of which are acknowledged.
After 4 months we eventually leave Ark for Sea of Thieves (Which in comparison is nearly bug free). It's glorious.
A year later Valguero is released and we decide to come back to Ark and try again. It's okay, but mostly underwhelming. We load into extinction. So much we haven't explored there yet.
Crash. Try again. Crash. Try an OSD. Crash. Try a Cave. Crash. Fly around. Crash. - Anything too demanding and it crashes. This is supposed to work for this system. I check Bug reports. There are now 32. I bump them all to make a point. Most are then deleted. Still no one addresses the issue.
Will Genesis be just as bad? I want to wait until reports come in before I purchase.
In a moment of weakness I purchase the Season pass.
I just love this game so much.