02-14-2011 06:47 PM
Ive only one had this problem once. I completed the game, and during the epilogues it froze. I restarted the system and tried again and it worked. Havent had a problem since.
02-28-2011 07:20 PM
03-11-2011 01:24 PM
I had the same problem as a lot of you guys, i would get to the suicide baby chapter and it would lock up before the chapter would load. i tried deleting the 2.0 patch, playing with the internet off, going back a few chapters, reinstalling, nothing worked. even tried starting a new game and still locked up the same place. i exchanged it for a new game and the chapter loaded right up!
so if youre having issues, try exchanging your disc if you can. i dont know whats up with it because my original disc was practically spotless, no scratches or anything. maybe they used crappy machines to press the game discs and a bunch turned out bad.
04-02-2011 03:46 PM
This is ridiculous. Game had no problems since I bought it on launch. Now I start playing it again to get all the trophies. I downloaded the latest patch and now the loading screens take forever and freeze most of the time, and the epligoues I just got to wont load. Arg!
04-14-2011 01:59 PM
hmm...Im surprised to see all these problems. Which system model are you guys using? Im using the 120GB Slim and havent had any issues except that one.
04-17-2011 08:38 PM
Hi, I just bought Heavy Rain yesterday at walmart. I got one with a sticker for the move controller so i assume it is the latest pressing. I own a 20GB PS3 fat (i have replaced the HD with a 120gb). The rare one that one a few ppl got at release that is all black and has no wireless or card reader.
I put the disc in and got the latest patch around 2000mb. I am running the latest firm ware. I run HDMI to my TV at 1080 and optical to a surround module for audio the game showed up in DTS.
I have noticed that the game seemed fine for the first 5-10 hours or so then I got a freeze where the dialoge for the charicter would be missing but i was able to keep playing. then another time it happened again but it was shortly followed by a system freeze (screen has the normal scene on but all motion stops and no response from controller. only fixable by holding down power button and then ps3 gives 3 beeps and goes red.)
The problems now have progressed to the point that after even 40min it will audio drop and freeze and sometimes the freeze is not fixable with pow button hold i have to flip the switch in the back to reset it. also sometimes after a reset if i just turn it back on and load the game ill get a freeze right when the game is being loaded.
the areas ive seen it crash so far is the dialoge with "the doc" it seems to be random or intermitant. I got another at the "pinky finger" scene where the main chr voice is missing and then all animation freezes.
The only other game ive ever had any problems with so far has been Rock Band 3 crashing to the xmb. It is very rare. I have played Resident evil 5, dead space 1, and GOW3 with zero problems and many other games. My system is fully cleaned , i use a air compressor frequently for dust removal and it is not setup in a spot that would cause it to over heat.
I dont understand how this game can have so many issues on my system after all this time and a 2GB patch! I really love this kind of game and its sad to see the state it is in. I hope some of this info may help your Dev teams or who ever is working on this as this is a really great game.
Its been a while since a game made me feel like i wanted to see what was going to happen next, but with the crashes its basicly unplayable for me.
Another thing i wish the ps3 had a menu option to do tasks that are common for PC's like defrag and hard drive data checking. To help users eliminate problems with their ps3's
-My 2 Cents.
>> Update 3-1-2011.
I cant be sure that this is a result of Heavy Rain but my PS3 has progessivly gotten worse by freezing or not being able to read the disc's of the games ive been testing it with. It just recently stoped reading or recognising ANY disc i put in it. I can load and eject but after loading a disc I get the blue light but nothing pops up on the xmb bar. occasionaly there is the swirling arrows icon in the list like its trying to read it, but most of the time there is nothing.
I have done all the trouble shooting steps like reseating the cables and hdd, to doing the diagnostic mode: both file system repair and database options. I even did a format and restore.
I belive my laser is now dead. I'm iether going to replace the lens or buy a new ps3 now.
I have fixed my ps3. turns out it was not heavy rain but my lens in my ps3 was on its way out. I am now able to play the game fine and was finnaly able to finish it. I would make sure the game is installed correctly and verify that it has 4+ gb of data installed to the hdd.
12-28-2011 10:33 AM
JUST bought a 160gb ps3 last week for christmas with heavy Rain, and on Jayden Blues the waiter givesme the vodka, jayden says thanks, and it just freezes. No black screen/white screen, just frozen. I can't access the xmb or the heavy rain pause screen so I have to do a Manual shut down. Any fix?
12-28-2011 10:36 AM
02-24-2012 10:25 AM
Im having problems with this game too.
I can not get all the trophs because there some problems in replaying some chapters....
I can not believe this is true. I will never buy a quanticdream play anymore.
03-24-2013 11:47 PM
I just bought this game today, and I have had it freeze a total of three times in one hour. Is there any way to prevent the game from freezing? Besides the delete the game files and reinstall everything and hope that it fixes everything? I finally tracked down a copy and was looking forward to playing it finally!
I have the PS3 120GB slim, 1080p HD, I own the Director's Cut version of the game, and every other game works perfectly fine.
Thanks for any advice