I just watched several Oblivion in game videos, and I tell you they nearly made me cry. This has GOT to be a reason to make Fallout 3 turn based. If F3 has AI like what I just saw, the player could well NEVER have to enter combat other than taking one shot and then watching the crowd of people (who supposidly are on the same side) tear into each other. One of the best things about F1 and 2 was the AI was brilliant, it was brilliant because it was simple, everything was hex based and because of this AI had a pretty simple job. Get to an optimum range, attack. Of course it had its down sides (if one guy was blocking a doorway everyone else would just stand there until he was dead, whereby another brave idiot would take his / her place. And yes, if a fight broke out and one unit in one team was accidently hit by a unit in another, hell would break loose between them, however this is a very old game and these things wern't really an issue as they happened very rarley (other than the doorway one). If F3 has oblivions AI the game is going to be seriously shit, after watching those videos my heart sank. Sure the place looked amazing (even if I was watching low res videos) but the whole feel of it was completly bollocks. Graphics should be LAST on the list of game designers, not the only bloody thing on it. Another thing, in one video the player attacked (and killed) a man. Waited for a moment and low! The man magically came back to life and acted as if NOTHING had happened. WTF?! So the player kills him again, once again he just gets up and acts as if that large sword hadn't just been thrust through his chest. My god.. things arn't looking good.