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List some strategy games that are both complex but intuitive

#1TastyKittyMMMMPosted 8/24/2013 5:47:35 PM(edited)
Something that's gonna satisfy a newbie with a pretty UI, but doesn't sacrifice complexity that the genre is known for. Stuff like Civilization, Europa Universalis, Total War, or whatever. I prefer newer games because of the more useable UI, but like I said I'd rather them not be dumbed down, either. I want the full experience, if possible, but easy to learn.
#2Cool_Dude667Posted 8/24/2013 5:55:43 PM(edited)
Xcom:EU, Starcraft 2 (you will be matched with players near/of your skill level), Heroes of Might and Magic 3, Shogun 2. All I can think of from the top of my head.

I heard that new dragon commander game is decent too.

Edit: Sins of a Solar Empire, Command and Conquer 3/Kane's Wrath, Company of Heroes 1/2 are also fun and intuitive. Plants Vs Zombies is a decent timewaster, same with Tropico 4.

I've recently been playing a indie game called Eador:Masters of the Broken World and it is very engrossing but takes awhile to learn the ropes.
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#3Eclypse9810Posted 8/25/2013 8:52:40 AM
Complex and intuitive? Supreme Commander 2 pops to mind.
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#4Ch3wyPosted 8/25/2013 8:57:24 AM
In Euro Truck Simulator 2 you have to strategist which skills to level up in what order for both you and the drivers you hire, as well as decide which routes will be the most profitable and weigh that out with choosing routes that have less profit but will explore new areas and potentially lead to more profit.
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#5gsf4lyfePosted 8/25/2013 8:58:32 AM
Ch3wy posted...
In Euro Truck Simulator 2 you have to strategist which skills to level up in what order for both you and the drivers you hire, as well as decide which routes will be the most profitable and weigh that out with choosing routes that have less profit but will explore new areas and potentially lead to more profit.


Really? Game sounds way cooler than I thought it was.
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#6Nineteen99Posted 8/25/2013 8:59:18 AM
Check out Anno 2070. It's more of a city-builder, but there are light RTS elements. Nanosuitninja has an amazing tutorial series that can show you what the gameplay is like.
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#7TowerBooks3192Posted 8/25/2013 9:12:45 AM
Crusader Kings 2
Europa Universalis 4

and

Distant Worlds plus all expansions (currently best space 4x game IMHO)
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#8gsf4lyfePosted 8/25/2013 9:13:07 AM
TowerBooks3192 posted...
Crusader Kings 2


Intuitive?
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#9LokiHero2Posted 8/25/2013 9:33:33 AM
Sins of a Solar Empire.
#10HydroCannabinolPosted 8/25/2013 9:34:50 AM
Chess.
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