Danny Phantom: The Ultimate Enemy
|Danny Phantom: The Ultimate Enemy|
Danny Phantom: The Ultimate Enemy is a 2005 side-scrolling beat em' up game developed by Altron and published by THQ on September 8, 2005, in North America, and on May 26, 2006, in Europe. This game is based on the episode of Danny Phantom with the same name, but this game has multiple flaws that will be further explained down below.
The future is at peril and the players first assume the role of Dark Danny before Danny Phantom. It is up to Danny Phantom to save his friends and family from the most dangerous forces of evil imaginable!
Why It Ultimately Sucks
- First off, when you start up the game, you'll end up playing as Dark Danny, which will not only confuse the player, but it just feels a little weird playing as the main antagonist of this game first.
- To make things even more confusing, both Dark Danny and Danny Phantom share similar powers as each other.
- The plot is at best all over the place: For example, the fact that Clockwork says at the beginning that Danny might become evil just by simply cheating on a C.A.T. test. How does any of this make any sense? Why didn't Danny just give the C.A.T. answer booklet to Mr Lancer, to begin with? And to add insult to injury, this game just feels like it was copy-pasted from the episode and was slapped onto the Game Boy Advance!
- With this plot hole, it led to a few problems as listed here:
- If Danny Phantom fought Dark Danny in the future, why was Dark Danny even playable at the beginning of the game?
- How was Clockwork able to plant the C.A.T. answer booklet without even being spotted? In fact, why did he stop time just to plant it at Casper High, knowing Danny would find it?
- And for that matter, why didn't Mr Lancer do something about the answer booklet until the end of the game?
- The levels in this game are at best mediocre, especially when you count how many bland ghosts you fight throughout the levels and onto the boss fights.
- And speaking of boss fights, most of them don't even pose a challenge to you, except for the main antagonist, Dark Danny (Dan Phantom, nicknamed by many people).
- Ridiculous challenges such as not using your plasma powers, amongst others, are REALLY hard to go by.
- Speaking of which, some of the challenges are actually pretty easy, such as defeating 5 ghosts in less than 30 seconds.
- This game is rather short, as this can be beaten in less than 3 hours. To be precise, this can be beaten in 2 hours and 30 minutes.
- Danny Phantom's powers are rather limited, making it nearly impossible not to lose a life without having to wait for it to be fully charged.
- The ending is just boring, as the credits are just recycled from the ending credits on the actual show.
- Not to mention the fact that the music in the credits is also tasteless.
- This game does provide a good amount of variety when comparing it to other games of the same genre, such as Batman Forever and Spider-Man & Venom: Maximum Carnage (another good game, although it was published by LJN for the SNES)
- The video-game adaptation of the episode of Danny Phantom is actually pretty cool, especially when it uses the source material from the show itself.
- Decent graphics.
This game has received mixed to average reviews on GameFAQS and Metacritic.
- There were plans on releasing this game onto the Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, PSP, Xbox, and Microsoft Windows, but was ultimately scrapped, and eventually cancelled.
- Dark Danny got his nickname "Dan" from this game and the episode that it's based on by many people who grew up watching the show.