Fable 3 DLC: Traitors Keep

Fable 3

 

Traitors Keep is the latest installment of DLC out for Fable 3 and for 560 Microsoft Points, it’s a pretty good deal for what you get. Along with a new and interesting quest line, you get 10 new achievements worth 250 gamerscore, an in-game guard outfit, and a new dog breed, unfortunately though, no new weapons.

If you’re a fan of the series and don’t want any spoilers of any kind, then I will tell you right now it’s worth buying, with one exception. This quest takes place after you have become King or Queen of Albion. If you’re not that far in the game yet, then wait to buy this. OK, FROM HERE ON OUT, IF YOU DON’T WANT ANY SPOILERS, STOP READING NOW.

I found Traitors Keep to be a good amount of fun for a fan of the Fable series. If you’re not a fan, I can’t say the same thing. While I spent a couple of hours playing through the story of Traitors Keep, I did find it to be a little on the really easy side of things as I never really felt challenged at any point. That being said there is still plenty to do, a new Demon Door to open and 3 new areas to explore, along with a couple of new side quests for you.

Traitors Keep takes place after you have become King (or Queen) of Albion when after an attempt on your life you find out that your brother Logan had an island prison that he used. Traveling to the island sets off the main quest as the prisoners have escaped and it’s up to you to hunt down and find the three biggest prisoners. I don’t want to give away any more details but suffice to say that the linear story was pretty predictable with the ending only slightly different than I had guessed it was.

Probably the best part of Traitors Keep is the collection parts, where you have to find various journals and books. Some of these, along with the different prisoner letters that are found, are absolutely hilarious to listen to. I found myself running around wanting to find more of them just so I could hear the nuttiness Lionhead had written into this bit of story.

My biggest complaint though is that while the background and detail of the new areas in Traitors Keep all have a beautiful steampunk look and feel to them, I found that the new Clockwork dog breed just looked kind of half assed. Instead of having a real steampunk kind of techy look to it, the dog just looked kind of like some tin cans with legs. For a game that puts so much detail into imagery, I found this disappointing.

For me, since I’m a fan, I enjoyed Traitors Keep, even though I found it on the short and easy side. So to round this out, if you’re a big fan of the Fable series or you want some easy gamerscore, then by all means buy this latest bit of DLC and head back into Albion for a new adventure. If you’re on the fence about it or are not a fan of the series then I’d recommend you either wait for it to go on sale or to avoid it all together.