apparently I'm a true gamer because I own a Gamecube, which I almost exclusively used to play Soul Calibur 2
but then again I'm not a true gamer as graphics and smooth framerates are important to me and because I'm a millennial - that said I did love/play Demon's Souls/Dark Souls on PS3 and those games had severe issues in that department and I do play quite a lot of 8bit/16bit style games
Both Demon's and Dark plays mostly well.
Demon's Souls I only remember having problems when there are still big lava slugs in the mines, when those are still in the map and you are killing one it gets horrible.
I remember two times my game basically froze, and before those I had frame drops to the low single digits for some good time. But it was them, those damn huge lava slugs, as long as they were dead the framerate would be decent again.
Same for Dark Souls, Blighttown is a horrible place, and nothing can be done about it, I almost always had severe framedrops there, but that place alone. Other places were decent.
Sure, one might have a lot lower tolerance to that than I do, I don't like those but I can deal with them just fine, but even if that's the case, those are amazing games, and one would be missing by not playing them.