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Are there any "newb friendly" tutorial guides for Civ 5? Its overwhelming.

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2 years ago#1
I get overwhelmed by all the data/stats there are. There's all kinds of randomized resource hexagons that fill the map with symbols and icons. I have no clue what's going on. Also knowing the NPCs are preparing their empires while I'm making non useful decisions frightens me.
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2 years ago#2
Game isn't that complicated, especially since its turn based and you can take all the time you want.

but here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_YeoZeKtjA
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2 years ago#3
civ seems hard but once you figure out what wonders and advances to get first its not that hard ........ civ 2 was sooo easy to break ....... BTW they took out the tutorial game? used ot be the first game you played was a step by step guide all the way up to the middle ages ...
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2 years ago#4
By default, you should be constantly getting little pop-ups from your advisors telling you about stuff that's happening. If you try to run through the little links they give you to the Civilopedia (ingame help) you should have an acceptable-enough time learning how the game works. So long as you play on the default difficulty (chieftain), you shouldn't have too much trouble and learn how the game works after 1-2 games.
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2 years ago#5
Magnemight posted...
By default, you should be constantly getting little pop-ups from your advisors telling you about stuff that's happening. If you try to run through the little links they give you to the Civilopedia (ingame help) you should have an acceptable-enough time learning how the game works. So long as you play on the default difficulty (chieftain), you shouldn't have too much trouble and learn how the game works after 1-2 games.


This, plus I played a tutorial round at first. You just have to read all of the stuff in order to learn. It is a bit much, but the game is so worth it.
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2 years ago#6
I watched a guy named Quill18 and learned from watching him.
http://www.youtube.com/user/quill18
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2 years ago#7
eragonman9 posted...
I watched a guy named Quill18 and learned from watching him.
http://www.youtube.com/user/quill18


I was actually going to mention him as well. He does a kinda let's play/tutorial for some of the games he plays. He's how I figured out parts of Crusader Kings 2.
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2 years ago#8
The noob tutorial is actually playing the game. It's not that complex.
2 years ago#9
DerPancake posted...
Game isn't that complicated, especially since its turn based and you can take all the time you want.

but here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_YeoZeKtjA

This.


ShadowThaReaper posted...
The noob tutorial is actually playing the game. It's not that complex.

This.


And this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37gNdX4_qpo


There you go. The game is actually very simple. I picked it up within a day, and normally strategic games frighten me. Much of the fun is had by learning how to do things yourself. Try to pick different world sizes, shapes, difficulties, and amount of civilizations. I'd start out small and easy. Have fun!
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2 years ago#10
play the tutorial..literally explains everything.
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