Distant Worlds have any similitude with Master of Orion?
Battle brothers may be an interesting opion. It's like heores but with castle, isn't?
Darkest Dungeon, i want to try it but some people said it's a difficult one. First dungeons easy or accessible, later turn imposible.
I started to play with a spectrum 16Kb and nintendo master system (i'm older one
). So the decade of eighty it was amazing for me.
I didn't find the same type of games nowadays in the big enterprises. So the little dev have the possibility of recreate this again. It's not necessary great graphic, but it's obligatory deep histories and intense sensations.
For this reason i recomme, don't starve and oxigene not included, craft the world, the pit, Faster Than Light, ...