I cannot progress pass the Junon infiltration part where Cloud has to undergo the Shinra Live Parade/Drilling. When the game reaches the drilling practice part, after showing Cloud's victory pose post training, the game freezes. This also occurs when talking to chocobo for the chocobo lure materia.

I can't progress past this game part. I've reinstalled the game, verified the game content with Steam, everything. Nothing works. I've even started a new save profile but this has not helped at all.