Fable III Traitor's Keep DLC a Nice Surprise

Fable III Traitor's Keep DLC a Nice Surprise

  • By: CM Boots-Faubert
  • Posted 4th Mar 2011

Fable III

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Considering that we are already fans of the series, anything that they add to Fable III is generally well received here at GU, but the most recent DLC -- Traitor's Keep -- that went live on the XBox platform this past Monday was more than we were expecting.

The quick and dirty description is simple enough -- the new DLC adds three new zones to the game: Ravenscar Keep, Clockwork Island, and the Godwin Estate. Three new zones? Yeah, that is good... And an additional 250 Gamer Score of Achievements? Hey, that is even better! The two new fart jokes? Err... Not so much.

This DLC is intended as an add-on to the game post-finish, so if you have not yet completed the main story in the game, you may want to hold off adding this since you will not be able to access its content until you do. And what content is that? Why, it is a bit of a mystery thriller I suppose...

Someone tries to kill you -- someone else sent them to do it -- and a big part of this new adventure is in the figuring out who and why. In the process you learn about something that your brother did that you -- and most of the rest of the Kingdom -- has remained blissfully ignorant of, until now anyway.

Like many of the problems that royalty creates, this is one that you are going to have to deal with, but to do that you will need the full picture, and to get that you are going to need to visit each of the new zones, mate!

That is as much as we can tell you without spoiling the content of this DLC, but suffice it to say that if you are a fan of the Fable series, you will enjoy this very much.

The new zones -- and the action to be had in them -- has an authentic Fable feel to it, with no glaring contradictions or unexpected surprises, making this a natural continuation of your current adventures in Albion.

We use an informal rating system here at GU when we review games that is based on a 10 point scale. 1 Point is a tosser that you should run away from. 5 points means it is fully functional (ie no bugs) but otherwise unremarkable, and getting it is purely a personal call. The full 10 points means it is a screamer and you should not miss it, and the points between 5 and 10 pretty much represent how excited you should get.

After playing through the 4 hours of game play that this DLC adds to the game we give it a 9.5, which means it is okay if you wet your panties while playing this one, we will forgive you!

The Traitor's Keep DLC will set you back just 560 Microsoft Points (around $7) and is up now on the XBox Live Marketplace, so if you have already been crowned King and taken out the stain that threatened the Kingdom, this is a natural fit for you!