It's all about the theme!
I just got finished with my first solo game of Arkham Horror (Using the King in Yellow Expansion)
First of all I got to say it was a very close and intense game. Until today I was used to playing Arkham in a group of 4 to 5 people so this was a new experience for me.
Was it better by yourself?
At first I was not shure on how many Investigators I should take, but decided that three could balance out the game.
So I randomly picked them (Darrell Simmons, Sister Mary, Michael McGlen), pulled "Ithaqua" as the anicent one, set the game up and started playing.
I was suprised on how easy and steadily the game was flowing, since I thought I would not be able to keep tack of all investigators, abilities and items.
After Michael McGlen got devoured right in the first gate I sent him in I randomly pulled Monterey Jack to make it three again.
Sister Mary turned out to be a very helpful character (luck in dice rolling or is she really helpful?).
Depends on who you ask. She's rated fairly low by the stats on the FFG forum. But she has a strong following too.
Like I said the game was really intense - I finally won in the 9th round having all gates closed and 4 gate trophies.
Rare victory. Congratulations.
Monterey Jack is now proud of collecting 6 monster trophies and Sister Mary was able to attain to gate trophies (Very lucky in Other World encounters).
Luck (faith) is her forte.
So all in all I got to say that a Solo version of Arkham is highly recommendable. Even if you're hesitating or think sitting infront of a huge game set up all by yourself is awkward - I guarantee: I does Rock!
I had the slight feeling of playing a solo version of a PnP on Board and thensome!
One last advice: (this counts for all Arkham Games: Get yourself a large table or be prepared to crawl under the table alot!)
Or get a dice tower.
Arkham Solo Version: A- (due to the fact that player interaction in AH is just so fun!)
Hope you liked my first Session Report!
I agree and I did.