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What a Long Strange Trip It's Been (Nostlgia)

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by Brota, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. Johnny Be

    Johnny Be Warlord

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    :) I was a Spectrum guy... :lol:

    You beat me by a few years. :lol:

    God, I feel old :(

    Get of my lawn!! :old:
     
  2. Paragon

    Paragon Chieftain

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    That is actually awesome :D
     
  3. Charybdis

    Charybdis Scion Doomgiver

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    I got hooked on Civ sneaking out of bed when visiting my grand-dad to watch my uncle play. I remember seeing him sacrafice a city as Rome to the Egyptians so he could take it back with his armor's coming up the railroads.

    Eventually I got my own copy on an Amiga a couple years later, yeah Amiga.
     
  4. CaesarCS

    CaesarCS Chieftain

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    I've played every iteration. Though, I have to admit that the first Civ that I played was a pirated copy. :blush: I didn't know it it the time though, a friend just brought it over to me and loaded it on my computer.

    Truth be told, after I found out, I didn't exactly take it off my computer either... It's the only game I've owned illegally. Eventually I bought a copy for my SNES.
     
  5. Stuie

    Stuie Laudir Agus Mir

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    I played this game called Incunabula back in the 80s. It was made by Avalon Hill and based loosely on their Civilization boardgame. When the first Civ was released, I thought it looked like a cool upgrade of the old Avalon Hill game, and bought a computer just so I could play it. So....

    Incunabula
    Civ
    Civ2
    SMAC and Crossfire
    Civ 3 and expansions
    Civ 4 and expansions.
     
  6. Maritova

    Maritova Chieftain

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    I started with Civ 2 (I got it as a Christmas gift), then went on to enjoy SMAC, Civ 3, CTP I and II, and Civ 4. I loved the setting and story of SMAC so much, but in terms of sheer enjoyment, nothing has ever compared with the hours and hours I spent as a kid on Civ 2. I remember one of my best friends was also a Civ 2 fan, and we spent so much time planning out our strategies or designing scenarios we'd never actually put into action. There was one scenario we loved that was a sort of world war scenario, with one of the civs as the "Eastern Communist Bloc," but I can't remember what scenario it was.
     
  7. silentknight111

    silentknight111 Warlord

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    Civ - SNES
    Civ2 - PlayStation
    Civ3 - PC
    Civ4 + exp - PC
    CivRev - XBox360
    and soon.. Civ5
     
  8. oktoberklub

    oktoberklub Chieftain

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    Civilization (Amiga 500)
    CivNet (PC)
    Civilization IV with all expansions

    I started at the age of four or five years with Civilization, probably not knowing what I was doing, but even as a little kid I got hooked by the idea of being the emperor of a nation. It was just awesomely addictive and mind-blowing, and it still is today. :)
     
  9. zomg

    zomg Chieftain

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    Same, didnt play #2 that much tho.
     
  10. Grunthex

    Grunthex Prince

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    I never did play CTP2. I was displeased by CTP1, and so never bought it, even though it was apparently a considerable step forward.

    Everything else, I played, I devoured. From that first night of Civ, discovered because it was the only disk we found when hooking up a friend's computer after she moved. I never did sleep that night. Or many many thereafter.

    Even in the heart of my "hey I can get games free, I'm cool" phase, I always bought the Civ titles, the expansions, everything.

    There isn't a gaming series like it.
     
  11. thungrim

    thungrim Warlord

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    Civ1 - The game that got me into gaming
    Civ2
    Civ3 - "Lets pretend this never happened"\
    SMAC
    Civ4 - Or as I like to call it "Civ 3"
     
  12. pedropavani

    pedropavani Warlord

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    Civ 1
    Civ 2
    Civ 3
    Civ 4
    and there is no civilization after that XD
     
  13. Brawndo

    Brawndo Warlord

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    Sid Meier/Civ-like games in order of when I first played them:

    1. Civ 3 - this Civ was my favorite in terms of art/graphical design
    2. SMAC - voice acting and great faction design made this game unbelievably imersive
    3. Civ 2 - just could not get into the gameplay, too retro for me
    4. Civ 4 - hundreds of hours of my life... gone forever
    5. Call to Power 2 - in ways it was better than the Civ series, but also more convoluted and annoying (hoards of invisible Slavers, Televangelists, and Lawyers got ridiculous)
     
  14. TheMystic

    TheMystic Warlord

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    Played since the original Civ. Literally all civs, all expansions, colonization, smac, call to power 1/2, etc. Loved them all, as well as the moo and mom games. They were actually one of the few reasons I enjoyed sick days from school. Even if I had to keep running to the bathroom to throw up I was still having fun just before/after.

    It's so strange that Civ games have become such a big part of our lives. Hopefully those of us that live to see old age get to sit around telling old classic PC game / Civ stories one day. :)
     

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