Anyone a fan of the Dragon Quest/Warrior series? I think they did a good job on DQ8, I'm not that far into the game but I'm enjoying it so far. The weapon skill system adds some customizability to your characters and this time the world is in full 3D.
I've always been a fan of the classic DQ style (random encounters, slow leveling), ever since Dragon Warrior 1 on the NES. You can still "feel" the old style battle systems and character leveling systems in DQ8.
It is very linear though, unlike Morrowind. There are certain things you *have* to do in order to advance the story. It's just that there is a huge world to explore, and you can "peek" ahead at other places.