it doesn't seem to be just a phenom II problem. might be an amd problem in general. i have an amd a10 7850k and the game crashes to the desktop even before arriving at a cutscene. black screen whileloading and suddenly i'm back at the desktop.
which somehow speaks against your "minimum requirements" since the 7850k is on par with the fx 4350, including support for sse4.x.
3 weeks ago - last edited Friday
Hey guys, I was able to find a workaround fix for this, for those of us with the AMD Phenom II/SSE 4.2 Issue. Despite what some have said, your hardware is most likely more than good enough to play this game! Here's the workaround and how it came to be:
Let me know if you've had any success or issues. Enjoy the game!
(Edit: Thank you to whoever approved this and let the post go through)