Back in like 2002 or so i played a pc game that i loved. i forgot the name of it. it starts off with you being resurrected from hell or something. it is M rated and has an isometric camera angle. You make choices much like Mass Effect, but you fight with swords and stuff. Ring any bells? if it helps shortly after you gain control of the character, you decide a man's fate, whether to kill him or not i believe.
Morrowind is a first person game. Sure it can be played from 3rd person view, but it doesn't play very well that way. Also, you start off on a prison ship. As soon as you gain control you are not in a situation where you control a man's fate.