As entertaining as Traitor's Keep is, it's hard not to be let down by the lack of ambition. The tone, combat, and storytelling stick closely to what Fable III offered, without pushing any individual element that would allow it to stand out from its forebearer's shadow. That familiarity is certainly not a bad thing, and it's a welcome homecoming for those who crave more of the same, but in the rich world of Albion, a few doses of ingenuity could have gone a long way. Nevertheless, it's hard to deny the inherent fun Traitor's Keep delivers. The gooey charm that Fable exudes is so pleasant that it's easy to get lost in this world all over again. With new places to explore and enemies to fight, you can be sure of at least a few surprises, and your expressive adversaries provide fresh faces to square off against. Traitor's Keep is too traditional to lure in players craving something unique, but for those who want a chance to return to Albion once more, this provides a welcome return to your throne.
Traitor’s Keep provides a nice return to Albion, especially for players that have completed the entire main game and swept through most of the side quests. There’s a real challenge here thanks to tough new enemies and the narrative is quite good, too. I also appreciated the new moral choices, which look like they will have real weight in future Albion adventures.
But, if like me, your Fable III experience left you disappointed, then you’re probably not going to get much out of this DLC. It’s definitely not going to wipe away the bad memories and you’ll be in store for some of the same bugs you might’ve almost forgotten all about. It’s definitely not going to be worth the 560 points and the time to download.
Traitor’s Keep delivers an experience that Fable fans have wanted: more storyline and plenty of exploration. Some new moral choices, weapons, and outfits are present, but the new quests are truly remarkable. If you felt burnt after the last Fable 3 DLC and are hesitant about this one, it’s understandable, but Traitor’s Keep is a damn fine downloadable episode and it sets the groundwork for future adventures in Albion and the Fable series. It’s somewhat short in length, but what is offered is great and should be played by any Fable fan.