Well I did get around to flat out deleting every file for the game and downloading it completely new. It doesn't seem to have fixed my problem, just changed it. Now instead of getting the error, right after the Narrator says, "But... how to decide?" I click, see Cream laugh, and then it instantly sends me back to the title menu.
I'm sorry, I totally missed this comment. I'll have to keep working on this, because I kept getting this issue, but in the last update when I played through it worked fine for me ; ; I'm sorry about this, I'll go through it again and see if I can pin down what the problem is.