Freespace2 and Freelancer.. great old games indeed
its a shame we haven't seen anything decent since, x-series I tried last year and tbh I dunno how many releases they've done but they just don't seem get it. And Eve Online I wouldn't ever touch (absolute grind), a waste of time a bit like WoW.. only they
did it right and the addons made it all worthwhile.
I'd take mass effect and mash it up with freelancer for something awesome.