Yes, I know. It's also ugly, and games that feature it have been repeatedly laughed at for not managing clipping better. It's not always easy to do, of course, but it was understandably more of an issue years ago, when Morrowind came out. Was commented upon at the time, and reasonably so, I think, though in some other respects Morrowind's graphics are a delight. With respect, that's rather vague. What features in Morrowind's combat system would be difficult to replicate via graphics? Attacks? Raising a shield? Turning and running? Throwing a spell? All these are done. So what would be the problem? What combat features specifically have been done "simpler and easier" in Oblivion and Skyrim? I'm going to hit bed--the meds are calling me to it. I'll be back later to respond, but at this point it simply appears that you don't like the combat mechanics, and I do: opinions based on our own preferences. I can live with that. Can you?