Edward Pang noticed that the Adrenaline Vault's Freespace 2 review keeps referring to Wing Commander, calling Origin one of the most innovative companies. You can find that review here. He also sent in the article's final paragraph, where the reviewer calls Freespace just another Wing Commander clone:
The negatives in Freespace 2 don't add up to a whole lot. You will have to own a fairly powerful machine to play the game at an acceptable framerate, and even on a powerhouse box, things tend to get a little choppy during the mammoth scale battles. As I mentioned earlier, the artificial intelligence has been improved over the original game, but in-flight dynamics boil down to the same basic concept we've seen since Wing Commander 2. For me, the only prevailing thing I don't like about Freespace 2 is that it never breaks the Wing Commander mold completely. While there is certainly nothing wrong with that, having seen glimpses of Digital Anvil's Freelancer, I expected a little more than I got.