It took quite a while, but Nintendo has finally entered the world of online gaming. But even though it has been over a year since the Wii U made its entrance, Nintendo still is just taking first steps into the wonderful world of internet-based hardware. And, as we all know, they can be a bit unconventional when it comes to just about everything. Naturally, the company took an odd approach to online gaming.
Arriving to the scene is
Wind Waker HD’s “Tingle Bottles.” Taking a tip from the online mechanics from Dark Souls, Tingle Bottles allow you to enclose a message or drawing along with a picture and send it off for fellow adventurers to discover. It’s a relatively simple concept that plays it safe by not drastically changing the base game. It is also, in my opinion, the best thing since Kirby Air Ride and a sign that the future of online gaming for Nintendo could potentially be a great one. Click the jump to see my personal experiences with the mechanic.