Brave (read: cowardly) Phil and Jeremy are embarking on a galactic adventure in 4X game Endless Space 2 before it gets out of its Early Access paddock gates.
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Watch as they fearlessly random into a race and then dial back that bravado with a more sensible difficulty choice in our Let's Play series.
Things go remarkably well in the first episode, very few neighbouring aliens are offended by our greetings and we all get along swimmingly, but what of the future? Who will be the first to turn? There's not enough room in this galaxy for all of us, and we all know it.
Check back next week to see the inevitable slide towards all out war and possible galactic genocide as well as more pretty space vistas, subscribe to PCGamesN to make sure you're not missing out on that.