I actually just started it also but the text is so messed up I couldn't help noticing right from the first screen. At first I thought it was just "stylized" characters but it's not. I rely pretty heavily on subtitles because my hearing isn't great. I hope yours is better.
The plot thickens. Upon restarting last night the text is now OK but now the game freezes every few minutes. It started during the opening cut scene and has continued into the gameplay. I'm going to send my DX diagnostic log to tech support and see what they have to say.
Well, I updated my video driver and dialed back my audio acceleration a little and the game ran without crashing for about an hour yesterday. Unfortunately, I don't think I like the game enough to even open it again.
Well, you've already got the DRM, so I will ask. Were you more interested in it as an FPS or as an RPG?
If you got it for the FPS, see if you can return it and pitch a fit about the DRM to see if that will get them to give you a refund.
If you got it for the RPG, then give it a fair shake. Once you finish up your first visit to Citadel Station it really picks up and you get the freedom to come and go as you wish. As RPGs go it is really good. Not as good as KOTOR, but nothing really is.