My husband is consistently having his character "lock" on items he hasn't clicked on. His only option is to press the circle button to "Unlock Target" (an actual option his controller gives him). This began happening after the Halloween update and makes playing the game difficult. I don't have this problem on my side of the screen (happened to me once or twice and then never again). He's tried playing with multiple characters (thinking it was exclusive to Maxwell), but the problem persists.
It can happen when fighting something as simple as a spider (not able to hit spider because he's locked on a flower nearby), or it can happen outside of battle just because he walked by something.