Can't wait for the sidequests. They'll be awesome, I'm sure of it.
@Mikelop: Can you give a few more details about what happened? The directions not working obviously isn't normal. Did they work with the name imput, and stop when you gained control of your character? You mentioned you couldn't move... Did they work with the menu? :\ Or do they not work period?
In the menu and name input only the down button works and when im not in the menu the character just moves up.