Warp Zoned writes:
"At the start of the expo, while Sony and Microsoft jostled for everyone’s attentions with lengthy live showcases, Nintendo aired a slender 45-minute Nintendo Direct presentation that left even the staunchest Mario fans with a sense of disenchantment. Whereas the Microsoft event had people booing when the tech demos crashed, and Sony won laughs with their DRM jibes, Nintendo had a pre-recorded vacuum of silence. Of course, there was a wealth of liveblog reporting and Twitter feedback, many of which voiced a strange dissatisfaction with the games shown, but the lack of audible response from a crowd made it a rather dissonant affair. Nintendo had been telling us for weeks to expect a first look at Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. 4 at E3, along with the next 3D Super Mario game. From the initial reaction, Super Mario 3D World, an expanded sequel to Super Mario 3D Land, wasn’t quite what the world audience wanted. The only true surprise was Retro’s secret project, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, which is a sequel their 2010 Wii title, Donkey Kong Country Returns. While all the games looked gorgeous and played smooth, there was no shaking off the conservative manner with which Nintendo had assembled the presentation."