The game starts up fine, plays the intro. However, when it goes into the menu with the (start, continue option tabs). The menu disappears quickly and replay the intro again. If I do press any key when the menu shows up, it skips the country selection screen completely and instead always default to the kingdom of Iscalio. In addition, there isn't a way to select the continue or option tabs from the menu screen.
Any help to get around this issue would be greatly appreciated.