Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by Brota, Sep 21, 2010.
I was a Spectrum guy...
You beat me by a few years.
God, I feel old
Get of my lawn!!
That is actually awesome
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.
I've played every iteration. Though, I have to admit that the first Civ that I played was a pirated copy. 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.
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....
SMAC and Crossfire
Civ 3 and expansions
Civ 4 and expansions.
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.
Civ - SNES
Civ2 - PlayStation
Civ3 - PC
Civ4 + exp - PC
CivRev - XBox360
and soon.. Civ5
Civilization (Amiga 500)
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.
Same, didnt play #2 that much tho.
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.
Civ1 - The game that got me into gaming
Civ3 - "Lets pretend this never happened"\
Civ4 - Or as I like to call it "Civ 3"
and there is no civilization after that XD
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)
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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