Developed by D’Avekki studios. Dark Nights with Poe and Munro is a supernatural FMV video game. First released on the PC in May 2020 and on Playstation 4 and Xbox One in May 2021. It gives players the freedom of choice to make their own path so sit back and get ready for a creepy ride in this Dark Nights with Poe and Munro review.
Dark Nights with Poe and Munro – Tune In and Sit Back
As someone who is basically a veteran when it comes to FMV video games, I can say that nothing can surprise me from this genre but I stand corrected. The game gives you one hell of a wild ride. So join me and this ride and if you enjoyed this review then why not check out my latest review here and you can also check out what the rest of the Thumb Culture team are up to on our social media here.
Well with this being an FMV game the gameplay isn’t the usual you will be accustomed to. The whole game is making quick decisions with every decision affecting the game in later stages. The story revolves around two radio DJs John Pope and Ellis Munro who are happy to take on cases that revolve around the weird, strange, and supernatural. It takes you through an episodic journey that spans over six episodes with each one getting you more intrigued and drawn into its crazy and wacky story.
I will admit that for the first hour or so the character of Poe was incredibly annoying and others may think the same thing but after a while, he grows on you. The chemistry between the two is absolutely brilliant. They just bounce off each other and you really grow to love them and get more and more involved with their story. I did enjoy the supernatural aspect of some episodes because that genre is right up my street and they manage to pull it off really well. There’s nothing in the way of jump scares but it’s more about suspense. Knowing that each choice you make is going to affect the game later on.
One thing that I did notice is something that you don’t often see in other FMV games is the option to give you unlimited time in making a choice. This option I really loved because it is quite easy to get distracted and you may end up making a choice you didn’t want to. I always believe that in these kinds of games you should have the option to choose a time limit on the choices you make. You can sit back and think about what you want to choose which makes the experience a whole lot better in my opinion.
Graphics and Audio
Well, graphics are hard to explain because it’s all live-action but the performances of both Poe and Munro are brilliant. It’s the performance of Leah Cunard as Munro that steals the show. She’s brilliant and you just feel for her character and her development through the six episodes. The audio is great and some music really does give you a spooky vibe. Throughout multiple playthroughs, I didn’t experience anything wrong at all with the game. In today’s market that seems to be a rare account so well done D’Avekki Studios.
After playing through the game three times I still never got 100% because there are so many different interactions and choices you can make that really span out the story. Just one playthrough of all six episodes will take you about 8 to 9 hours. But with multiple endings, there could be at least 20 hours. That’s if you really want to experience the whole game which I highly suggest you do.
If you enjoy FMV games then you’ll really enjoy this. It gives you supernatural, suspense, and a little bit of comedy. I have played a lot of games in the genre and I can honestly say that enjoyed I enjoyed this more than others. You will never get bored of each playthrough and you just can’t help but love the two main characters. I had so much fun playing it and I urge you to do the same. So that’s why I am going to give Dark Nights with Poe and Munro the Thumb Culture Gold Award.
Disclaimer: A code was received in order to write this review.