The press labeled Deus Ex an RPG from an FPS view, and I think it's a very valid label. Like Morrowind, Deus Ex can't be seen as an action game.. as the action was very umm... not good.
I thought the action in Deus Ex was fantastic, myself. It wasn't as run-and-gun frantic as games in the Doom or Quake series, but I really enjoyed the combat.
Deus Ex, Morrowind, Vampire Bloodlines.. Arx Fatalis, System Shock 2, and Ultima Underworld were all RPGs with an FPS view.
Yes, and some of the best RPGs ever created are on that list. Deus Ex and System Shock 2 are absolute classics, and I enjoyed Arx Fatalis as well, although not quite as much.
As for this HELLGATE:LONDON announcement... UGH... I'm seeing more and more why PC gaming is declining.