Strategy games for brainlets?

What strategy games are easy to get into and don't require comprehending many gameplay elements? Whenever I try any I end up being overwhelmed by how much mechanics have to be learned and give up quickly.

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Hoi4, you can just look up one or two division templates than let the AI win for you while it’s moving all your units as you watch

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      dont listen to this
      hearts of iron has a stupid learning curve compared to other paradox titles

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Lol not 4

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          just because it's easier than 3 doesnt make it easy or easier than eu4 ck2 and vick2

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Eu4 unironically. There is a lot of bloat which makes it look complicated, but the core gameplay loop is extremely simplistic to the point where you can start playing based on intuition without doing any tutorials and you will do just fine.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, EU4 is wide as an ocean deep as a puddle. Doesn't make it inherently bad or good, just gamey and genuinely simple. Relaxing to play for me.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      do not believe him, economy and trade is hard to learn in it

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Bigger numbers=better
        What else is there to it?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        The thing is you don't have to learn them to destroy bots. Just build more buildings and move army and navy sliders to minimum when you are not at war. That's bascially all you need to have stable income.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        bait

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Both trade and economy are just numbers and modifiers that either help or hinder conquering new provinces.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    modern Paradox games
    all the shit that's being shilled here recently like line war or something
    battle for the middle-earth

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Try the new-line XCOMs (XCOM:EU and XCOM 2):
    >Turn-based format gives you as much time to think as you need
    >Board-gamey mechanics makes them very easy to pick up
    >Lowest difficulty basically plays itself
    >4 soldiers max means you don't have to keep track of a lot
    >Doesn't overwhelm you with a lot of shit at once, introduces new enemies and mechanics slowly over a campaign
    Just make sure to play without the expansions first since those throw in a lot of shit at the start for veteran players.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      If you're listening to him, don't play 2 until you've played EU. 2 is very deterministic based on how you did in the beginning.
      Also, IMHO, you can go straight in EW and don't miss a thing (that's what I did). On the other hand, WotC presents a lot of information in the beginnig and it can be overwhelming to new players. Tbh, WotC feels like a mod, and EW feels like it should've been part of the base game.
      Alternatively, you can also just play OG x-com, get a bunch of high explosives and rookies, and suicide-bomb your way trough the game. If you choose to play the original game, never equip any of your troop ships with any weapon more advanced than the laser pistol, as the aliens advance based on the level of your weapons, so if you stick to lased pistols, ayys will be stuck at weak specieses while you can upgrade your armour and aircraft. (note that the last advice may or may not have been patched in openxcom or the ce version)

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    As the other Anons pointed, Paradox games. Not only they're made for brainlets, they are also "wide as an ocean deep as a puddle" to make these brainlets feel smart.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Pretty much all of them. No one cares enough any more to make a strategy game that's actually deep and opts instead to fill the screen with UI and info that isn't actually relevant when you begin the game. Last good Total War was Fall of The Samurai. Last good Firaxis game was XCOM 2. Anno 1800 might be good but is cucked by Ubisoft. Almost everything else worth considering is a building/crafting/survival/management hybrid like Factorio, Frostpunk, Terraria etc and I can't for the life of me work out why no one bothers to make a full-blown strategy game borrowing elements of those genres.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Eh, you fit in with like 40% of anons here. Go for it.
    RTS is often babby's first strategy genre. Can't go wrong with classics that have a simple single infinite resource refinery-harvester economy, 'just build one of each' base building, 'turtle, then spam best unit' attack plan, and an exciting campaign that gradually eases you into bigger challenges and complexity. Why not go with Red Alert 2? Not the easiest, not the hardest - you'll figure it out eventually, junior. If you want multiplayer, you gotta give AoE2 a chance, there's plenty enough morons playing it at low ELO to keep you company.
    Defense games can get pretty intense but since the scope is so narrow, they're more manageable than most Ganker stuff. Try Kingdom Rush, GemCraft, X-Morph: Defense, maybe Creeper World or Stronghold if you're feeling more ambitious.
    Mobile games are total crap, but not all of them, and they're easy to control whether you're boomer or zoomer. They can help you train your pitiful neurons on the go, too. Yiotro's stuff is pretty good: Antiyoy (simple turn-based strategy), Vodobanka (simple real-time tactics), S-kladom (simple worker micromanagement thing), Achikaps (a weird simplistic town-builder/defense).

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Don't listen to the autists recommending Paradox games. While it's true that they're not very deep and easy to play, that's only once you get the hang of their unintuitive and overly complex UI where literally everything is hidden behind some sub-menu or alternate screen. These morons have simply played that trash for so long they forgot what it's like as an inexperienced player so Paradox' dogshit UI design feels natural to them.

    You're better off picking up one of the new XCOM games or some story based RTS like Warcraft 3 and play them on the easiest difficulty setting if you want a casual experience that'll gently ease you into the gameplay instead of just dropping you straight into the game and telling you to fucking figure it out.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    civilization 5. It has depth but on lower difficulties it will not demand any skill on your part while giving you good feelies with its addictive mechanics

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    AoE2 as long as you don't dabble in multiplayer

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Star Wars empire at war. The space battle are kino but land battles are shit

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Multiplayer? Starcraft 2. I think it is by far the most simple of the current popular rts games.

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Xcom, civ and total war. The turn based combat let you take your time and think about your next move, there's no shame on playing on lower difficulties.

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Ten Minute Space Strategy
    it's a 4X similar to Stellaris but in 10 minutes and without the bloat.

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Crusader Kings 2

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Bad North

  17. 2 months ago
    proud microbrain possessor

    Strategy games are EASY to get in to. Don't start believing the common circlejerk that you have to possess an omega hyper king size brain 9001 so big that it can warp Earth's gravity to play any of them.

    You're just learning them like any other game.
    Also try Red Alert 2. I beat it on hard when I was 9yo and I didn't speak a single word of English.

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The GBA Advance Wars

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Halo Wars.

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you play Master of Magic on introductory mode it is really easy. You just build up armies by training troops and summoning monsters. On easy you can just build up whatever you want and you aren't likely to be fucked over for anything.
    MoM has some decent depth to the mechanics but you don't have to learn it all right away if you just want to have fun building up strong armies and steamrolling competition.

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Anything with Single-player skirmish modes.

  22. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Fuck off you dumb shitposting gay this board isn't for you

  23. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    rts with cheats.

  24. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    play a citybuilder and honor the forefathers of our beloved grandfatherland Ganker

  25. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    EU4

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