Nioh developer Team Ninja’s latest Soulslike, Wo Long: fallen dynasty, is here, delivering a challenging, intricate battle system and an equally evocative setting that’s “worth a trip to get into,” Polygon said in our review of the game. But the Windows PC version of Wo Long: fallen dynasty doesn’t sit well with many players on Steam, making it the latest in a growing line of games that don’t perform great on PC.
The PC version of Wo Long: fallen dynasty now has over 3,000 user reviews, which are “mostly negative”. according to the game’s Steam listing. While many players recognize that the content and gameplay of Wo long is of high quality, the performance of the PC port and mouse and keyboard controls does not match production values. “A good game buried deep under the biggest catastrophe of a PC port I’ve ever seen,” reads one popular review.
Many Steam user reviews complain of lag, stuttering, crashes, and frame rate dips. Others destroy the game’s controls when they use mouse and keyboard instead of a gamepad. “Mouse camera control is insufferable with terrible dead zone and weird sluggishness,” says another review.
Other players say they are waiting for an upcoming update from developer Team Ninja. Polygon has reached out to publisher Koei Tecmo for comment on the PC version and will update this story when the company responds.
Wo Long: fallen dynasty‘s PC woes are the latest example in an unwelcome trend for PC gaming. Recent high profile games including Wild hearts (also a Koei Tecmo production) and The Callisto Protocol have started with mixed or negative ratings from players for their performance.