Fans and critics lament the Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection on PC, which is clearly lacking in a number of important features like in-game resolution settings
Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection is now on PC, but fans of the gritty adventure series are unhappy with Koei Tecmo’s handling of the port.
According to Steam players, it looks like the PC port is missing various features, from in-game resolution options to changing full screen settings. Points like Kotaku and Rock, Paper, Shotgun have also mourned the expressionless port, discussing the convoluted ways players can access some of the more basic features.
For example, it is reported that Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection does not allow you to change the resolution in the game. Instead, players need to dig into the game’s properties in the Steam library, and even then only three available options will be offered: 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080, and 3840 x 2160.
The game also runs in windowed mode by default. While players are free to switch between fullscreen and windowed modes – by clicking the expand icon in the upper-right corner of the title bar and then pressing the Escape key to exit – there is no way to change the default fullscreen settings.
Additionally, the Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection Steam store page notes that Ninja Gaiden Sigma cannot be played without a compatible controller.
As a result of all this, Steam players are punishing Koei Tecmo for what many call an “empty” port in Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection. Some of the best reviews for the game are not recommended.
A Koei Tecmo spokesman said the company had “no comment” on these issues.
The Ninja Development Team unveiled Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection during the February Nintendo Direct conference. Bringing together three major entries – Ninja Gaiden Sigma, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razer’s Edge – The Master Collection is an assembled collection of all games, including all their respective DLCs. Now Available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S, and also for the first time on PC.