I thought it was too, until I decided to try to escape by going OVER the wall of turrets in one mission because, you know, space, and then the game played a cinematic and I died.
Later on, I was asked if I wanted to teleport to some mission. I said no, so it ditched me in a system with an asston of pirates in every direction. If I had said yes (I loaded and did), I'd have to fight a capital ship and a ton of pirates.
I have no way of making money. None of the stations let me dock except for the trader ones, and they just want to sell me weapons. I'm supposed to be hunting caches according to the piss colored forums (no seriously, what the fuck http://forum.1cpublishing.eu/ who thought that was a good idea for a color scheme dear god), but that's not a big help because I have no idea what that means.
All I really wanted from the game was the opportunity to explore and do stuff. But at every turn I've been rushed along to my next shitty mission without an opportunity to play with the game and figure out what the fuck is going on. It's as if someone played Freelancer, thought it was awesome and then decided that the worst part was the part where you go around trading and doing missions in the down time between the story quest stuff.
Which is dumb. That's the part that made Freelancer AWESOME.
I mean seriously who the shit wrote this up. They expose a ton of things in Lua, but then randomly Game Over you if you have the wrong MS at various missions. WTF?! So if you mod in new bigships, you randomly lose the game. And all the comments are in fucking Russian, which won't even load up in my pc to be translated by google. ZEE FUCK YOU SAY YOU RUSKIES?!