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Ninja Gaiden’s new PC port is one of the worst I’ve ever seen

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I’ve seen some poorly equipped PC ports in my time, but Koei Tecmo’s efforts on Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection is something else.

While over the years we have learned not to expect too much from certain Japanese publishers who bring console games to the PC – from Refuse to Nioh they have had their problems and omissions –Ninja Gaiden: Master Collections complete lack of PC-centric options is amazing.

It has no resolution options in the game menu. It also does not have a launcher before the game. To change the resolution – and only three are available: 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080 and 3840 x 2160 – then you have to get into the features of the game and then start settings in Steam and … choose it from a drop-down menu there?

The “Camera settings” are just inversion, and “screen settings” are gamma correction. That is it.
Screenshot: Kotaku

And if you want to switch between window mode and full screen, you can definitely do it! Here is Koei Tecmo’s useful advice:

Playback in full screen mode

This game can be played in full screen mode.

To do so, start the game and then click on the maximization icon at the top right of the title bar. To return to Windowed mode, press the Esc key in full screen mode.

Throw away the fact that a store page warning says it “Requips a controller to play. Keyboard and mouse playback is not supported,”(You can not even navigate the main menu with your keyboard) and you look at one of the most useless PC ports ever ever from a major publisher.

I do not want to sound like some kind of legitimate shit PC player here! But there are some absolute minimums that we could expect from ports. Hhistory has shown that the beam is very low and this … still somehow does not come close to it.

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