The turn based combat is the ENTIRE reason that I made the decision to go ahead and purchase this game. There was a whole lot of allure to everything else about it, but not enough to make me jump at the chance to play it. I set calendar reminders, watched rabidly for updates, and made sure that I got it on the very first day of EA. Without turn based combat I wouldn't have bothered to buy it until it popped up on a $5 deal list somewhere.