There is literally no evidence to support the idea that the game was "99% done". No advertising, no game play videos, nothing. Don't even try to count the one, pathetic pre-alpha build gameplay that was shown. Wasn't impressed when it was first shown, still not impressed.
Not impressed? You must be the only one.
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I suggest you go back and watch it again. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Agl81F-Q4Y Sure, it was exciting when it first came out, but the game in the state shown was unplayable, and there is apparently very little difference between it and BF2. The excitement was always about the potential, not the slideshow-esque, buggy, and unfinished preview.