Try the Starcraft series!
I played Starcraft: BroodWar, Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty, and Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm for years and I still go back to it here and there. It kinda built me into the competitive gamer I am now…
I kinda regret not trying hard to go “pro” in SC2… Rank 1 Masters Protoss and I just stopped playing one day… -lesigh- So much potential lost :<
I’ve tried playing SC2 and it just felt way too shallow. I grew up on the Age of Empires games. Multiple different resources, wall-building, etc. SC2 felt really…simple.
I’m kind of a SC fanboy but I feel like calling the Starcraft series simple because it has only two different resources is a bit superficial. However, I don’t know much about the AoE series so I can’t comment on that either.
And I loved SC:BW…If you’re familiar with iccup (http://www.iccup.com/), I managed to get to C- with Zerg, that was quite an accomplishment for myself haha.