I like DW, but like others have said, other than the general genre, it really isn't like MOO2.
If Armada 2526 had ship design and good tactical combat, I'd say that would be the closest to a modern MOO2 that I've played. Unfortunately, it doesn't have either of those things, but it is still a good game without them.
Also agree. Currently, Armada 2526 is the only recent 4x game I enjoy more than DW.
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