Zombiegeddon: The Board Game

Paul and I recently attended the UK Games Expo in Birmingham where we did a bit of perusing around the bring-and-buy second hand games stall. We came across this which I could not resist buying for £5 with a name like Zombiegeddon, Paul in his long-suffering agreed. Later on we found ourselves a little corner…

Etrian Odyssey (2007)

  -Review by Paul Ewbank-   (This game doesn’t have much of a plot, but that isn’t gonna stop me spoiling it in this review. I’m just a jerk like that.) So Ablogalypse has been doing well recently thanks to timely reviews of some recently released high profile movies. So now I’m going to totally…

Shin Megami Tensei- Devil Survivor (2009)

-Review by Paul Ewbank- This is my first review as a married man, if you’re interested in that kind of thing. Hence why it’s been a bit quiet of Ablogalypse of late- having a wedding to plan kinda reduces one’s time for writing dystopian media reviews down to a minimum. Anyway, the DS game that’s…

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies (2009)

-Review by Paul Ewbank- Haven’t reviewed a game in quite a while. I realise that in trying to do reviews of post-apocalyptic and dystopian games I’m at quite a disadvantage by not owning either a PS3 or Xbox 360. All the big titles like Gears of War or Fallout or Half Life are utterly unknown…

Paul’s Top 10 Coolest Robots in Apocalyptic/Dystopian Media

It was only a matter of time. 10) The Terminator You’re probably wondering why Arnold Schwarzenegger’s classic, nigh indestructible killer-from-the-future is so low on this list. Well if you think about it, the Terminator is actually kind of crap. It gets sent back in time to a point where no existing weapons can harm it…

Out with a Bang: The top 5 Coolest Videogame Apocalypses

– Article by Paul Ewbank- End of the world scenarios are ten a penny in the realm of videogames. Whether it’s the “save the world from evil” quests of pretty much every RPG since Final Fantasy or the gritty, brown and grey post apocalyptic ruins of most modern day shooters, the end of all things…

Advance Wars: Dark Conflict (2008)

Advance wars, part of the longer running Nintendo Wars series, has always been an extremely well put together and fun handheld strategy game, with its detailed, well balanced gameplay, varied scenarios and cheery, likeable presentation. That last one has always seemed a tad out-of-place though- this is after all a series about large scale war, so having a…

Baroque (2008)

So for my second game review for this site I have chosen…another obscure Wii game, but this one really is one of my favourites despite being near universally panned by critics. Baroque is a game like no other. Horrendously difficult in ways no other game has even conceived, uncompromisingly bleak and hauntingly profound all at…

Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon (2009)

– Review by Paul Ewbank- For the first videogame review for this site I chose a relatively obscure Wii game which honestly isn’t one of my favourites. Bought largely on a whim, enticed by the back cover’s promises of an eerily beautiful world, emotional story and emotive score, Fragile Dreams: Farewell ruins of the Moon (a…