So far this update and no update has caused me to crash or had issues loading save files. I just whacked boreas (sp?) so that's how far I am in the game. Btw with regards to the thingy above I already won the RPS but no clue what token this fixes as I haven't found it yet (I found stuff there too hard so came here to free the lovely lass; which I accomplished this morning and now I get to go back weak and weary to face the stuff that was too strong.
Not sure why your saves woudl break but mine didn't. Maybe you have a bad disk ?