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Your first strategy game

Discussion in 'Civ2 - General Discussions' started by Az, Apr 10, 2001.

  1. Az

    Az Chieftain

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    Mine was Warcraft II
     
  2. GenghisK

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    Pff... What a question. Civ of course. On Macintosh. Didn't have choice. It was one of the 10 Mac games available in 1994
    FYI Warcraft 1 & 2 are more tactic games than strategy games (micromanagement vs macromanagement). Somebody didn't understand?

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  3. Az

    Az Chieftain

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    Hey it's ok man...

    Maybe this is not a top question but I was just wondering...
    Not every body had the chance to have CIVILISATION as their first st.game...

    I liked your definition of strategy games and I agree with you. Many people (like me in this case) though tend to call Strategy Games the wrong games...
     
  4. Mindfields

    Mindfields Chieftain

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    Let's see, i think my first strategy game was 'megalomania'. But it could also pirates or something. It was long ago on an amiga computer
     
  5. Alcibiaties of Athenae

    Alcibiaties of Athenae Imperator

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    On a computer, or just a strategy game?

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  6. stormerne

    stormerne Eye of the Storm Retired Moderator

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    My first Civ-like game was called "King".
    I played it once in 1982 on an Intel "Isis" microprocessor development system. Never seen it since.

    The idea of King was that you had to manage a small state for 7 years, planting so many crops, taxing so much money etc. After 7 years you might get re-elected. I seem to remember the goal was simply to stay in power for as long as possible. I managed 19 years.

    But it got me hooked. I was looking for something like that for years and years before I found Civ.

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  7. GenghisK

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    Don't worry, it' all right

    That's a crime, not to play Civ as the 1st strategy game...

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  8. drake

    drake Bring it

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    A nintendo game called "Shingen the Ruler"

    lots of fun
     
  9. TimTheEnchanter

    TimTheEnchanter I...am...an Enchanter!

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    Hey! That's the same game that got me! My brother-in-law worked at HP and let me "computer-sit" one of their desktop computers for a couple weeks in 1980 or '81 I think. I've always wanted to have something like that game... but never bothered to look. Finally I got Civ last year.



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  10. Håkan Eriksson

    Håkan Eriksson Commander of the Swedes.

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    I think my first one were the classic board game: RISK!

    We have had that game in the family sice forever it seems. Atlest all the time I have lived.

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  11. GenghisK

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    Hey wait a minute, I remember. Civ was NOT my 1st strat game ever. It was Peter Molyneux' Populous. On PC. That's it. Quite addictive too. And it had already a direct-link multiplayer option.

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  12. Hell-Raiser

    Hell-Raiser Chieftain

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    Red alert was the first one for me!
    It ruled!

    doesn't this thread belong in @all other games? or off-topic????

    but any how RED ALTER FOREVER!

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  13. Flatlander Fox

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    Tactics II by Avalon Hill.

    But I hated it, and begged my uncle to let me play War at Sea with him. After that, my addiction to strat games was confirmed. I still play Panzer Leader & Blitz, and am an absolute "Diplomacy" junkie. Then Civ came along and changed it all.

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  14. BlueMonday

    BlueMonday Can I Kick It?

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    Civ 1 was my first.

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  15. Az

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    I didn't know what I was doing when I wrote that my first was Warcraft II. Firstly it's not a real strategy game as GenghisK said. H?kan Ericson reminded me that it was Risk. I first played that with my father at the age of 9.
    Ok, ok, some may say it's too much based on luck but it is still a str.game.

    Hey H?kan I'm just realising that THIS was your #1000 post everybody was waiting for! Thank for choosing my topic to say your Last Words !

    Tough many think you'll come back...
     
  16. R

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    My first was Civ1, in '92.

    If you don't consider Simcity of course.

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  17. boann

    boann Tuatha princess

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    chess and risk

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  18. shadowdale

    shadowdale CFC Drunkard

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    Hmmm my first strategy game was probably Civ1, but I'm not sure. I got a bunch of games at more or less the same time, and there were some good games among them:

    Civ 1
    Centurion
    Pirates
    Megalomania
    and some other stuff!!!

    But I know that Dune2 was the first real time strategy game I ever played!!!



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  19. Andu Indorin

    Andu Indorin Retired Druid

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    Chess and Risk (which probably shouldn't count)

    Then AH's Blitzkrieg and PanzerBlitz!
     
  20. Loaf Warden

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    I'd say chess counts. It's a strategy game. It's probably my first, then.

    (Well, I suppose you could go WAAAAY back to the mid-1980s and say checkers might have been my first strategy game, such as it is. Hm. That's a tough question, actually.)
     

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