Role-playing elements exist in many non-RPG games too. RPG elements in FOO aren't done as well as expected. They are also not taking up nearly as much game time as does combat. I spend 5 minutes talking to NPCs and exploring the main and the side-stories, and the hext hour-and-a-half grinding muties and raiders. Lots of role-playing there. For all purposes it's an FPS+ RPG elements, or "action RPG" at best. Kinda like Diablo. EDIT: If we're compating Deus Ex to FOO, Deus Ex had much more role-playing involved imo. I've only played the first one though.