Four Corners: Episode 072 - Kepler 3042

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We are a week late and a host short! Graeme just got back from vacation and Lella just left for vacation so this episode is a little later than planed.
Needless to say we start by talking about some games we've played :

Ticket to Ride France and Old West
Orphans and Ashes
Resistance
Saboteur 2
Mechs vs. Minions
London
Twilight Imperium 4
Good Society

We then get into the main topic of discussion - Kepler 3042. It's another space game, so how is it different? What about the mechanisms in the game? Is there enough variety? Is it really just an abstract game with a light space theme on top?