I’ve seen some poorly-equipped PC ports in my day, but Koei Tecmo’s efforts at that Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection are something else.
While we’ve learned over the years not to expect too much from certain Japanese publishers bringing console games to the PC – from Deny to Nioh they had their problems and omissions –Ninja Gaiden: Master Collections The total lack of PC-centric options is amazing.
Like … it doesn’t have any resolution options in the game’s menu. It doesn’t have a pre-game launcher either. If you want to change the resolution – and there are only three available, 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080 and 3840 x 2160 – then you have to go into the game properties, then launch the options in Steam and … drop down menu there?
And if you want to switch between windowed mode and full screen, you definitely can! Here is the helpful advice from Koei Tecmo:
Play in full screen mode
This game can be played in full screen mode.
To do this, start the game and then click the maximize icon in the upper right corner of the title bar. To return to windowed mode, press the Esc key from full screen mode.
Add the fact that there is a warning on the store page that “requires a controller to play. Keyboard and mouse gaming is not supported ”(you can’t even navigate the main menu with your keyboard) and you’re looking at one of the most useless PC ports ever ever from a major publisher.
I don’t want to sound like a crappy pc gamer here! But there are some bare minimums we should expect from ports, history has shown the bar is very low, and that … still doesn’t get anywhere near that.