lol I never understand how some of you guys play games, do you even understand that game and what your doing from the get go? from the sounds of it no.
now first off the elevator is the loading screen for the game if it hasn't occurred to you yet. and the vehicle issues are annoying but they aren't game killers by any stretch of the imagination and on top of that they fixed both for the PC version but even still they aren't that bad. And there is no law that requires you to do the codec stuff and the Survey's if you don't like doing it then don't do it there's no one holding a gun to your head it do it and you can beat the game without doing it, the only time I did that stuff was because I was bored one night.
I almost feel the need to explain the game to you and why some people myself included believe it to be one of the best RPG's to date, but you have the game and I would have thought that you would have noticed why.
1. I did know that the elevator thing was a load screen but so what...load screens/slow elevators suck. Have you ever played GTA IV? That game had tons of more poo in the environment and look at how well they managed to get all that poo in there without having to get on some lame ass medieval elevator every 5 minutes.
2. There is no law that says I have to do the codec stuff and surverys...no poo. The point was that they are mostly meaningless. Why even put it in there? I know that some games have you "collect" things, but other games do a better job of it, IMO.
3. I've been playing video games since 1982, played everything from that godawful ET game put out by Atari (and I'm sure you'll try and tell me how I was somehow missing the point on collecting the reese pieces) to GTA IV...believe me I know what the fug video games are and why they are made.
The game doesn't stink, but it certainly is NOWHERE near the best RPG of all time.