Welcome to the first installment in my Distant Worlds: Universe Let’s Play review series. This series is meant to a journey through a typical, empire-based game from start to finish (whether I win or not) and will hopefully be engaging enough to get folks to try out the game for themselves. If you’re interested instead in learning the game, I suggest DAS24680’s exceptional series, How to Play Distant Worlds, because he’s a far better teacher at the game than I ever could be. ;) In this installment, we take our new empire through its new steps into a larger universe, and prepare to deal with some pirates that have been none-too-friendly to us of late. I hope you enjoy it, and thank you for watching.