I remember GM'ing this back in the '80s. Although I was very fond of the game I found it didn't really work with a typical player group of 4+ - in fact the optimum number seemed to be 2. Any more than that and you were struggling to find things for people to do. Still, good times.
If they intend recreating the 2000AD Dredd there needs to be some weird future-tech (for example: Otto Sump's Ugly Clinic or the Smokatorium), some social satire (see previous) and please God some *humour*. Frankly this trailer didn't exhibit any of those three.
Sorry to hear of your disappointment. If I'm in any doubt as to how well (if at all) a game will run on my PC, I find a visit to this site helps:
Can You Run It
About ten years ago I convinced my line manager that computer cables needed to be straightened periodically to prevent bottlenecks in data flow. "You see," said I, "as everyone knows, digital data is made of ones and zeroes. As the zeroes are round, they move along fairly freely, but the ones...
I got back into tabletop RPGs through Meetup.com. I'd be surprised if you don't already have a local gaming group you could join. I'd wait until you'd actually played a game or two before splashing out on rulebooks. Get some dice though. You can never have too many dice.
EDIT: Double post, sorry.
I'd say this was worthwhile research. An AI, or just a computer designed to interact with humans, would need to understand the subtleties of communication, including double meanings. A simple example would be if your spellchecker could spit correctly spilled wards that are incorrect in their...
Since I was a member of Treasure Trap waaay back in the '80s (1st UK LARP venue I think) it would be hypocritical of me to vote "Sad", but I couldn't bring myself to do that sort of thing these days. Still, good times, good times.
Given the quality of writing through this game, I wouldn't be surprised if your interpretation is right on the money.
I did wonder for a while whether Wheatley was supposed to have been 'evil all along' given that in his closing speech he