Lately i have been feeling like playing a space strategy game.
I tried Sword of the Stars 2, but its damn complicated, its TOO simulator to me.
I remember playing 15 years ago a small little game that i fell in love with.
This game was Reunion
It was a sim game, but it was not TOO hardcore, and it included some other stuff that i remember being really cool
You had your planet in which you built structures for education/recreation/industry
You had your ship with a commander for each aspect. You could hire better ones later on.
You had to travel to different planets, look for what minerals you could extract from them and sometimes you would find alien species that needed something in exchange for something, so it would unlock new ships/technology for you
The game also had some kind of space battles that you couldnt control (except for having a bigger army than the opponent at the beginning) and if you lose the space battle you had to have a ground defense.
Anyone knows a game more or less like this one? with strategy and simulation but that doesnt need me to be reading my next move for 2hs in a sea of variables that i need to take care of