Players across multiple regions are reporting technical issues with their copies of Heavy Rain, with word of out-of-sync audio, full-on freezes, and unloadable auto-saves filling the official forums, giving players an ironic taste of the depression the game explores.
Despite having to download a rather substantial patch on launch day, or perhaps because of it, players in North America and Europe are experiencing glitches with Heavy Rain.
Some users are experiencing more severe issues. Reports of the game locking up at various points are common, and an issue with auto-saves not loading and players having to go back hours in the game to find a working restart point.
Players on the U.S. PlayStation forums have been very vocal about their complaints, particularly in one topic simply titled "Problems with Heavy Rain!".