Privater_Maestro let us know that the store Game.uk.com has compiled a decent preview for Freelancer. At some point we'll have to draw the line because there are sure to be dozens of reviews in the next month or two and we're not a Freelancer site, but we understand a lot of WC fans have a lot of interest in this title. Our own Freelancer hands-on impressions were pretty positive. You can find Game.uk's article here. Also of note for British fans, they're got preview information on the GBA SP as well.
Overall though, it seems the wait will be well worth it. So far it's been difficult not to mention the classic mid-80's space-trading title Elite, but that's definitely where Freelancer's roots lie. With possibly the biggest playing environment in the history of ever, a promising storyline, 16-player online servers (unfortunately there's no multiplayer option in this particular pre-release code) and intuitive yet deep gameplay which means you have plenty of options for shaping your own destiny, it's something we shall wait eagerly for. Watch this space for the review a few weeks down the line, and then get ready for developer Digital Anvil's next title which should happen at about the time our sun goes Supernova.