Figured I'd stand a better shot consulting the thousands of minds that populate the Capposphere rather than consulting a ton of reviews.
Looking to get a relaxing video game like Civilization where you build up a society, fight off others, and inevitably try to dominate the world.
I absolutely LOVED Civilization II way back in the late 90's.
What I hated was how the Civilization series then got INSANELY complex. Soon you have to worry about spying, diplomacy, a bunch of peripheral BS that made it impossible to play even at the slowest time setting.
Any recommandations for a similar such game that is not going to make me pull out my hair?