Here's to hoping the game will be adjustable in some way to make it possible to solo. I absolutely love everything about the concept of this game other than having to play with no less than two...and even then the two would be pitted against each other. Great if you have a big, regular gaming group. Terrible if you generally play alone. When i saw the announcement on the front page my jaw dropped, and then as I read the description my joy slowly subsided.
But hey, maybe there will be a way to randomize the mansion crawling experience so we don't need to have a "keeper" player. Any ideas on how that might be possible. Like is that possible with Descent?
This will be an immediate buy if that is the case. *fingers crossed*
I played the base Descent game for 100 hours solo. It was not that hard really, you just keep the heroes seperate etc. As the Overlord, I always played the worst possible thing on the weakest character and actively tried to kill myself.
Decent has dice driven combat so I think it is pretty easy. It is also pretty easy to do it with Hero Quest.
If this game has dice-driven combat, then I am sure you can solo it...and probably much easier than Descent because you could likely use one investigator. (Descent is really only balanced for 4 heroes).
If this game has card-combat, then I don't think it will work well at all. That is my biggest complaint about Middle Earth Quest...the usage of cards for combat, life-pool etc. because it really makes it hard to solo. (plus I'm an ameritrasher so I love dice)
With that said, unless this game plays fast and looks soloable I will likely not get it. My friends will probably get it though so I can play it with them as they are huge Arkham Horror fans.