I'm looking for games like the tile says. Figure maybe people on here can help!
I won't list everything I've played over the past 30+ years, but I do prefer the more sim/management/tactic style games over the first person action RPG types.
My problem is lately, that a lot of the newer and best games people rave about almost all seem to require hundreds of hours with advanced college degree to decipher. Or others claim to have a variety of open-world features, but you soon discover there's only one "right way" to really play the game with any success.
Games like Stellaris look great on the surface, but require WAY too much of a time investment just to pick up and start learning the basics of. Another game I liked a lot is 7 Days to Die, but that one soon devolves into one single playstyle and punishes any deviation from that.
I want a good solid non-linear game that understands the concept of "easy to learn, difficult to master", that too many modern games seem to have forgotten about.
PS - I should also add that I prefer games with some sort of ultimate goal. I have a ton of games on my Steam list that are just aimless. But games like the Civ games have 1 goal out of many you can choose, and a lot of ways to reach it. Other games like Kerbal Space program have a very vague goal "Go to space. Explore a planet" and a variety of ways to reach it.