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Old August 12 2008, 12:49 AM   #16
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Re: Civ games virgin: Where to start?

My own favorite is Civ II: Test of Time. But any Civ II variety is the best one to start with -- if only to understand the frustration of experienced players when they swap stories of how a primitive unit can completely vanquish an advanced unit.

In other words, how a spearman can defeat a tank, or a trireme can sink a battleship!
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Old August 12 2008, 02:10 AM   #17
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Re: Civ games virgin: Where to start?

My only reason to suggest Civ2 is similar to that. I love Civ2 and the experiences I had with it. I'd hate anyone who starts with Civ4 to get a superiority complex and refuse to play Civ2. BTW, in Civ2, forget a Phalanx killing a tank, a Phalanx can kill a Battleship
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Old August 12 2008, 03:11 AM   #18
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Start with Civilization Revolution on the XBOX 360. Give it a rent and see if you like it. If it seems tedious or unentertaining, you'll absolutely despise the computer versions of Civ. If you don't own an XBOX, start with Civ4. But before you do, I'd recommend visiting www.civfanatics.com and reading their strategy guides. They have a million of them on every possible subject, as well as a great beginners guide. Hope this helps.
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Old August 12 2008, 05:34 AM   #19
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Re: Civ games virgin: Where to start?

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Alpha Centauri is not a bad place to go, either. I suppose it's not technically a Civ game, but I've always looked at it as a sort of Civ 2.5.
I think it was implicitly intended as such, wasn't it? One of the endings of Civ2, IIRC, had you leaving the world to colonise another planet because our home planet was pretty hopeless. I'd always seen Alpha Centauri as the 'what happens next' game, though I know that isn't officially the case.

Alright, maybe only I thought that. Neat game though.
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Old August 12 2008, 05:54 AM   #20
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My own favorite is Civ II: Test of Time. But any Civ II variety is the best one to start with -- if only to understand the frustration of experienced players when they swap stories of how a primitive unit can completely vanquish an advanced unit.

In other words, how a spearman can defeat a tank, or a trireme can sink a battleship!
Let's face it: A Civilization movie would be 10 times more awesomely over-the-top than 300.
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Old August 12 2008, 06:08 AM   #21
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It'd have Elvis in a toga. So it'd be more camp conscious, anyway.
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Old August 12 2008, 06:44 AM   #22
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Re: Civ games virgin: Where to start?

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Start with Civilization Revolution on the XBOX 360. Give it a rent and see if you like it. If it seems tedious or unentertaining, you'll absolutely despise the computer versions of Civ. If you don't own an XBOX, start with Civ4. But before you do, I'd recommend visiting www.civfanatics.com and reading their strategy guides. They have a million of them on every possible subject, as well as a great beginners guide. Hope this helps.
Rev is also available on PS3 and DS, the DS one's supposed to be just as good as the console versions as well.

EDIT: Wanted to add that I think Rev is also the most "Noob friendly", and has the most personality.
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Old August 26 2008, 12:04 AM   #23
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Re: Civ games virgin: Where to start?

I played Civilization back in 1999 or early 2000s (though I forget which version). I was BORED to tears. I kept waiting for something interesting to happen, like a cinematic scene or a mini-movie for every time I had a momentous achievement. Guess I set my expectations too high for this game, though I've read CIV: Revolution (XBOX 360 and PS3) is pretty good.
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Old August 26 2008, 12:25 AM   #24
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Re: Civ games virgin: Where to start?

There's no big cinematic scenes for doing great things (although there are wonder movies depending on which game if you build one). The big thrill is accomplishing something you've planned out for a long time (conquering an enemy country, building a world wonder, etc). Those things take tons of planning so the addiction is that you keep wanting to play just one more turn to get it done.
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Old August 26 2008, 12:29 AM   #25
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^ Exactly. That's the fun of it!

Fired up Civ4 again just yesterday -- Gods, what a great game.

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Old August 26 2008, 01:04 AM   #26
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Fired up Civ4 again just yesterday -- Gods, what a great game.
I really wish I hadn't read this thread, because now I'm tempted to do the same
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Old August 26 2008, 02:22 AM   #27
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DO IT. DO IT. DO IT.
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