Ok I am pretty sure this is a bug and will make me even more crazy..... BUT....
I just started Big Ben AND on the first level then after restarting on the second level this happened:
During the battle the game "locked" up for a few seconds approximately 30 then reloaded, when it came back after the reload, the battle continued and there was no extra animatics. ie: no showing of pips ,any shields, no hand movements, spell effects, etc. the between round dealt hand was visible and i muddled thru and finished the battle. On the first floor I was then unable to talk to the NPC, whatever his name, i forget, and was unable to either proceed or exit out of the doors.
This happened on the first and second floors, then i was "logged out due to inactivaty (sp?) "
Is this something I am just going to have to Frustrate my way through or have I encountered a bug that has a fix?