Fans aren’t happy with the PC port of Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4

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Whether you like the Naruto games with a burning passion symbolised by your custom forehead protector (an oddly specific piece of gear) or just flatout hate the series, you’ve got to admit that the games look good. Damned good. Cel-shaded animation to the extreme, CyberConnect 2’s visuals usually set a benchmark or four whenever a new Naruto game is released.

And Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 looks like the series has reached the peak of just what’s possible when you combine anime-style visuals with cutting edge technology. Look, it’s bloody beautiful, is what I’m saying. Unless you’re on PC that is, as Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 isn’t exactly eye-pleasing so far.

According to the anguished wails of fans who downloaded it on Friday, Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 has various restrictions in place, preventing it from running at a silky-smooth 60fps. Here’s a dash of fan anger, from the Steam Reviews page:

This version of the game and all the flaws, bugs, framerate cap and the lack of graphic options it has are an insult for the Naruto fanbase on Steam. – Jianlueme

Lack of graphics options on the menu compared to previous games, which is just inexcusable – Devnant

Don’t buy this game until they patch it. It’s not worth buying unless they patch it, if they decide to patch it. Even the starting menu has fps drops. I have a 970gtx and the game still looks awful – Evil_Penguins

That 30 FPS lock seems to be the biggest complaint so far, with more fans bemoaning poor audio issues as well. One fan compiled a list of problems based on a PC running with some beefy hardware, via NeoGAF:

  • 30FPS Lock
  • No V-SYNC (Can be turned on if edited config files)
  • 720p and 1080p resolutions in settings (Can be changed to 1440p or 4K in config files)
  • FFXA
  • No Supersampling (SSAA can be turned on in config files but doesn’t do anything)
  • Some gamepads don’t work and some people can’t seem to play on Keyboard
  • Badly Optimized: Lots of people are getting slowdowns, crashes, low fps, sound not working (also voices can only be heard from left channel at the moment), stuttering and even game in a different language. (** These don’t apply to me)
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That’s a damned shame. It’s not the first PC port that Bandai Namco has released in a particularly buggy state, but after a five month delay fans were expecting better. Hopefully a patch or two can sort this out soon.

Last Updated: February 8, 2016

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  • VampyreSquirrel

    Can never make these Naruto fans happy!

    Is this out on the Xbox 360? 😛

    • Tom

      no

    • Thun3r

      WTF are you on about? People aren’t happy because it doesn’t work as it should…

  • Hammersteyn

    PC gamers complaining? Nothing new then 😛
    https://media.giphy.com/media/k6B8ETyBDd4Y0/giphy.gif

  • Commander Admiral Chief

    Console game with shitty PC port?
    Come on guys, that one has been overused, try to come up with something original

    • Zurgaa

      The thing is, this game was made using the PC as it’s base…
      Only problem I have, is I don’t get Voices in-game and on the main story sometimes, especially in the opening fight of the game, Hashirama vs. Madara.

  • Fox1 – Retro

    Another crappy port is the reason why I see no need to upgrade my graphics card and just carry on with console gaming.

    • Zurgaa

      The thing is, this game was made using the PC as it’s base…

  • Shame

  • AKDragonPC

    While I had to edit the config file, minor slowdows in menu and its locked at 30. The game runs fine for me, currently running it at 4K with a 980ti.

  • Epicmailman

    Wasn’t the game ported to xbox one and PS4 and was coded for PC Last time I checked?

  • Fixed Drop FPS Naruto Storm 4 : http://goo.gl/BGOamF

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