Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection's PC Version Isn't Going Over Well With Fans

Fans and critics are bemoaning the Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection on PC, which apparently lacks a variety of essential features like in-game resolution settings.


The Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection is now on PC, but fans of the punishing action-adventure series aren't happy with Koei Tecmo's handling of the port.

It seems the PC port is lacking a variety of features, from in-game resolution options to changing fullscreen settings, according to Steam players. Outlets like Kotaku and Rock, Paper, Shotgun have also bemoaned the featureless port, discussing the convoluted ways players have to access some of the more basic functions.

For example, Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection reportedly doesn't allow its resolution to be changed in-game. Instead, players have to dig into the game's properties in the Steam library, and even then, will only be offered three available options: 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080 and 3840 x 2160.

The game also runs in Windowed mode by default. Though players can freely switch between Fullscreen and Windowed--by clicking the maximize icon in the upper-right side of the title bar and then pressing the Escape key to exit--there's no way to change the default fullscreen settings.

Furthermore, the Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection's Steam store page notes that Ninja Gaiden Sigma is unplayable without a compatible controller.

As a result of all this, players on Steam are chastising Koei Tecmo for what many are calling a "barebones" port in Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection. Several of the game's top reviews have a "not recommended" label.

A representative for Koei Tecmo said the company has "no comment to offer" on these concerns.

Developer Team Ninja unveiled Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection during a February Nintendo Direct. Bundling the three mainline entries--Ninja Gaiden Sigma, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razer's Edge--the Master Collection is a gussied-up collection of all the games, including all of their respective DLCs. It's available now on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S, as well as PC for the very first time.

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