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So how did you get into Civilization?

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by Zorro 695, Jul 18, 2014.

  1. revelation216

    revelation216 NQ Civilopedian

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    amiga civ 1. that was when shaka was lime green, not like that pasty brown they have him donning now. those were the days. i was a kid as well, maybe 5 years old. i attribute much of my wisdom to reading the civilopedia back then, gave me a huge edge over other kids.
     
  2. CraigMak

    CraigMak The Borg

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    Way back in the day I remember playing Civ I on the good old 486, 66. At the time it seemed absolutely revolutionary and amazing. I have played every Civ game since then. I think Alpha Centauri was my favorite. Civ V is definitely the one I have played the most thanks to multiplayer and Steam.
     
  3. Flippy562

    Flippy562 Chieftain

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    My brother used to play Civ 2. I was like 15? (26 now). Used to think it was the dumbest game and soooo boring. He loved it, but I just couldn't understand the appeal. (I was a huge Counter-Strike & Warcraft II / III player.

    Then I got older and stole his game when he was at work n started playing the crap out of it.

    Main thing that keeps me involved with the game is the fact that if I can actually turn around, watch some tv, and turn back around to continue playing. Didn't miss a thing! lol, can't really do that with other titles since they aren't "turn based" lol. So it's nice to get an hour in here, save it, another 2 hours later that week, and so on. :D
     
  4. Jimdigriz

    Jimdigriz Prince

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    Ashamed (in a way!) to say that I copied a pirated Civilization I on the Amiga and played that a lot. However, to make up for that, I then bought every Civilization from II onwards on the PC plus every add-on.

    Civ 2 was when the real addiction hit...
     
  5. Magma_Dragoon

    Magma_Dragoon Reploid

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    Costco made the mistake of placing unwrapped copies of smac next their computer display. I opened the box, installed it on the demo pc, put it back in its box and played the "demo". Bought it and civ2. Skipped 3, as I was unaware of its existence. I mean, smac was clearly the sequel to 2, so why would they make a 3? That would be silly.
     
  6. revelation216

    revelation216 NQ Civilopedian

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    i remember call to power as well. i bought that. funky music.
     
  7. eris

    eris King

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    I received the Civ 3 expansion, Play the World, as a Yule present. I didn't have the heart to tell my spouse that it was an expansion to a game, not the game itself. I had tried Civ 2 and Call to Power and found them good but I wasn't hooked. Yet. I bought Civ 3 to enable the Play the World expansion and there was no turning back.
     
  8. poekie70

    poekie70 Chieftain

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    I used to be an all console gamer, however as I was a xbox-live gold member i saw that Civ Rev wasthe gameforfree so i decided to give it a shot. So I won every victory condition all the way up to deity and decided to watch some videos on Civ 5, also I was lokking for some more immersion than civ 5 and then I ended up buying civ 5. I am really loving all the immersion like trees, world wonders moantain ranges etc. One thing I do miss from Civ Rev though is that you can name landmarks like the Nile or Oder river. Now I am playing civ 5 and gta 5 and I find that thesegames balance each other out well.
     
  9. winnsanity

    winnsanity Chieftain

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    I first found this game in 2012. Never played Civ 1-4. I remember reading a story and watching a short video of a guy who spent 10 years playing the same game and I was hooked. I went out after work that same night and bought the game. I didnt really start playing the game that well untill brave new world came out and jumped form prince level to Immortal quickly. Now I am on deity. I like the challenge of the game and it is perfect for making a turn here and there if you got other things going on.
     
  10. InspCallahan

    InspCallahan Chieftain

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    I was digging through the games my dad had when I was like 8 one morning and I found the manual for Civ II. I asked him about it and he said it was a cool game and installed it so I could try it.
     
  11. Nares

    Nares Emperor

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    Played the original at a friend's house; got a mac just so I could borrow the disks from them. Improving that palace was an awesome feature.

    It wasn't until civ4 that I actively played civ again, though I was exposed to civ2 and remember thinking how much better it was than the original (except for the removal of the original's palace feature).
     
  12. HappyBuilder

    HappyBuilder Chieftain

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    Civ II. My friend got it and I was instantly hooked. I bought my first computer just so I could play Civ II. Looking back, I now see that I buy a new computer just before the release of each new Civ so it will operate as fast as possible. So I guess I'll be due for a new machine in time for Civ VI!
     
  13. dashwinner

    dashwinner Prince

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    I don't remember...
     
  14. cain3456

    cain3456 Prince

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    Been with Civ since the beginning. I knew when Civ 1 came out, I had to have it.
     
  15. xXANGLOSAXONXx

    xXANGLOSAXONXx Chieftain

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    Back in the old days when you could rent snes games from the movie store I went looking for sim city but it was already rented out so as I was looking for another game this little title called "Civilization". came into my view I thought it was another city builder and I was right, I still remember my first game got destroyed hehehe, been buying it ever since. btw civ 2 test of time with the fantasy scenario was awesome wish I still had it old room mate stole it.
     
  16. Versaguy

    Versaguy Chieftain

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    I love reading history and geography, up and down of the empires. This game makes a lot of senses to me
     
  17. otaman1

    otaman1 Prince

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    Well, I first ran into Civ IV at the store and thought it was a cool game. So I got it.
     
  18. Teproc

    Teproc King

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    I can't remember the first time I played it, but when I was a kid (I was born in 1992) we were living in Germany and my father and older siblings were playing Civ (I) and introduced me to it. I remember reloading after losing combats (I know, I know), having to flip through the rulebook to answer questions, and most of all beating the game on King (which was the second-highest difficulty level at the time) when I was 7 I think. That was on Windows 95 on a Compaq, I also remember having to type in the C:// thing (or whatever it was) to get the game started.
     
  19. Smellincoffee

    Smellincoffee Trekkie At Large

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    PC Gamer, largely. They did a review and strategy guide for Civilization III that intrigued me, and later hailed Civ 2 as one of the best games of the decade. I think it came in second to Starcraft. I bought Civ3, Game of the Year edition, and have been playing it ever since.
     
  20. Sessy

    Sessy Prince

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    Played one game in 2013 on mongolia prince, and found it to be ok....
    then played a bit of multiplayer with friends I was visiting in summer 2014.
    then watch maddjinn, and started to do deity. I always found the wonders and great works part of the game very appealing.
     

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