So, I read a bunch of reviews and got absurdly excited for the concept. I play Civs, Alpha Centuri, and some Sins often.
I open Distant Worlds, play through the tutorial, get to a game, and am apparently not smart enough to retain all of the info given to me. I've watched some let's plays, but still, can't keep it all in my mind. Once I start a game, I just get overwhelmed with even defining a broad strategy.
How did you all get over the inital hump. I currently watch a let's play or two a week, and expect to give the game another shot once I get through a milestone in another genre. I know the magic's there, I just can't get through the door.