I played Half Life 2 the year it was released when I was in College and hated the driving back then too. I like being a gunner in multiplayer games and I'm okay with driving too sometimes. But in singleplayer I find it really annoying. Come to think of it I kind of am annoyed most of the time when a "mini-game" or some sort pops out in any game. Even when it's easy. Be it some defusing bombs, unlocking doors, driving through a tunnel on a speedboat, whatever. Just let me play the game damn it, if I want to drive or play some other game, I'll just go and do that thank you. There are exceptions. Very rare exceptions. I can't even think of one now. But yeah, there are some. But yeah, the fact that the game is old didn't really apply when I was playing it in like 2004.