I ask this as I really do not like turn based combat systems although I quite like Fallout 2's turn based system strangely enough. Also can you dual wield swords and guns in this as I love that feature in games. Although their does not seem to be many games that support that. I really am thinking about buying this game but is it really free roaming and allow you to make nearly any decisions you like on quests?
To go for the combat mode press R, And to switch to real/turn mode just press SPACEbar! but be carefull doing that! a tip if u want real mode is very fast, best for good melee heros with good strength and good dexterity. Its very cool with guns or bows man. If you have a lot of enymies and a mage rather use turn by turn mode to have time to choose your magic and aim targets. You can also put magic on litlte cases to fast choosing like heal or fire balls ;)
Some things you can do just on real time combat like breaking windows, doors and cheasts. Take an axe and go to combat and press ALT key and clic target!