Also, keep in mind that Freelancer was a 2003 game, with no FMV cutscenes.
Freespace 1 = 2 CDs
Freespace 2 = 3 CDs
Phantasmagoria = 7 CDs :-O
And as Karl said before me, they are completely different games. Ships have different speeds in Freespace 2 (unlike Freelancer, where the galaxy's speed limit is 80 on full thrusters :-P), manouverability and armor rating. You can't go hunting fighters if you're flying a bomber, and you can't tackle capital ships in a Perseus Interceptor without being turned into dust.
Also, try to get both games, because Freespace 2 is a good game by its own, but its incredible when you've played the first one and you see that the universe evolved, bringing new tech into the battlefield!.
Post edited November 05, 2008 by McDondo