I really hope they bring out a patch sooner than later, because I have the same problem as the blog poster from 1up. I read a lot about nasty stuff like broken saves and crashes, and when I had my very first own crash, I immediatly lost all motivation to play even a single minute without a patch.
Funny side note:
My very first crash happened in the intro scene.... where the fake crash was supposed to happen... it really crashed completely. I still don't know if that's very clever or very embarassing. xD