Ninja Gaiden’s New PC Port Is One Of The Laziest I Have Ever Seen

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I’ve seen some ill-equipped PC ports in my time, however Koei Tecmo’s efforts on the Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection are one thing else.

While we’ve realized through the years to not count on an excessive amount of from sure Japanese publishers bringing console video games to the PC—from Nier to Nioh they’ve had their points and omissions—Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection’s full lack of PC-centric choices are astounding.

Like…it doesn’t have decision choices within the recreation’s menu. Nor does it have a pre-game launcher. If you’d like to vary the decision—and solely three can be found, 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080 and 3840 x 2160—then that you must get into the sport’s properties then launch choices in Steam and…choose it from a drop-down menu there?

The “camera settings” is just inverting, and “screen settings” are gamma correction. That’s it.

The “camera settings” is simply inverting, and “screen settings” are gamma correction. That’s it.
Screenshot: Kotaku

And if you wish to toggle between windowed mode and fullscreen, you possibly can positively do this! Here’s Koei Tecmo’s useful recommendation:

Playing in Fullscreen Mode

This recreation could be performed in Fullscreen mode.

To accomplish that, launch the sport, after which click on the maximize icon within the upper-right of the title bar. To return to Windowed mode, press the Esc key whereas in Fullscreen mode.

Throw in the truth that a warning on the shop web page says “requires a controller in order to play. Playing with a keyboard and mouse isn’t supported” (you possibly can’t even navigate the principle menu together with your keyboard) and also you’re one of the crucial ineffective PC ports of all time, perhaps ever from a serious writer.

I don’t wish to sound like some sort of entitled shitty PC gamer right here! But like, there are some naked minimums we must be anticipating of ports, historical past has proven the bar could be very low, and this…nonetheless someway doesn’t get anyplace close to that.


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