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Apparently, Kepler has been somewhat of a bust or has at least been overshadowed by other sci-fi themed games. It looked really cool, but I've not really seen one glowing review for it. It's been on sale at least three times at CSI.
Kepler is fine. I think replayability might be somewhat of an issue. It has variable set-up, but you use the same planets every time (based on player count) and the game could use another deck of event cards so that you don't see the same ones every game. Also, anyone interested in combat won't find it here. I think it may be best as a solitaire game because you can adjust the difficulty and play a campaign where your goals get tougher each time you play.