I'd personally give it a 7. It showed some cool games, especially Zelda and Mario Maker, plus some new stuff for Smash, but nothing really blew me away. Plus, no F-Zero, Star Fox, Metroid, or mention of DS on the Wii U was disappointing. Plus, no "YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THIS RIGHT NOW OR THIS WEEK" surprises. I love those and we didn't get any.
Plenty of awesomeness for me. Bayonetta included with Bayonetta 2 is a nice surprise. Mii fighters in Smash very cool. Badass Zelda tease, and Hyrule Warriors is looking great. More than I expected, and that subtle Starfox teaser kicked that up to 10.
10. I just can't believe how great Yoshi's Woolly World looks, with some really interesting new gameplay ideas showing up already. A sequel to Kirby Canvas Curse on Wii U is an awesome surprise (digging the claymation look). Toad's Treasure Tracker is something I asked for and didn't expect to get. And Splattoon is an awesome "Nintendo" take on shooters. And Bayonetta 1 + 2 is an awesome surprise.
I'm between a 6 and a 7, I think. Not a ton of huge surprises, just more information about previously announced games and smaller surprises (Splatoon, Mario Maker, That Toad game, Canvas Curse 2). No real punch or impact. Some parts got boring and lasted too long. The opening with Robot Chicken and Reggie and Iwata fighting was the highlight. That guy in the audience yelling for Mother 3 had me cracking up so much. At the end, when Miyamoto was talking about the livestreams, that was obviously StarFox on the screen behind him. Why not use that as the big "wow" game this year? Instead, Smash Brothers is left as the big closer two years in a row. Speaking of Smash Bros, summer is apparently 5 months long this year.
Wow, I'm being really negative! Here's I liked.
Yarn Yoshi looks gorgeous. I'm blown away. Mario Maker has a lot of potential. I'm curious about what Aonuma was talking about when he said that you could approach areas from any direction as opposed to entering from a set point. Does that mean we can climb Death Mountain from a variety of angles, or does that approach to design run deeper? Love the art style. The toad game looks pretty neat. It takes the basic concepts of the original minigame and expands on them in every direction. Splatoon has potential. And Palut-FREAKING-tena! Wow! I'm ready to see Star Fox!
I guess my main beef with the presentation is that most of the games shown are 2015 games. Because I'm not interested in Smash Bros., I'm not sure what other big games are coming out later this year for the Wii U. Next year should be great, though.
I'd score it a 9. I liked just about every announcement, and how the announcements were shown. Reappearing games like Yoshi's Woolly World and Xenoblade Chronicles X look even better than before, and I was surprised quite a few times. I wasn't expecting to see such a grand Zelda trailer, a standalone Captain Toad game, a Canvas Curse sequel, Bayonetta being included in Bayonetta 2, or a very imaginative-looking new IP.
I also think the Super Smash Brothers announcements were cool, and the teaser at the end has me very excited.