Posts Tagged ‘dredd vs death’

Foolish Fancy: Judge Dredd Games

I’ll probably end up doing one of these for every geeky thing I loved as a kid. Last time it was Transformers, but currently I’m deep in a Judge Dredd phase (mostly thanks to this lovely new collection. I’ve subscribed, but every time I think about how much it’s going to cost me if I go the distance I curl into a ball and start weeping uncontrollably). I’m still bitter about how underwhelming Dredd vs Death was, so I’ll try to salve the wound by imaging how games could get Mega-City One’s finest right.
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Retro: Dredd Versus Death

I recently found myself rereading a whole load of Judge Dredd strips I’d eagerly devoured as a violence-crazed teenager. I’d not questioned the politics or attitudes of them at that age – I’d just cheered when Dredd killed a guy. Coming to it now is fascinating, trying to spot the dividing line between satire and the disturbing inherent implication that a police state is a-ok so long as the police are moral and honest actionmen. Of course, it also made me want to go shoot some perps.
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