The Understone Quest pack is the first DLC pack for the most enjoyable Fable III. If you have played through the game and found yourself wanting more, or even if you are only part way through but want to expand your adventure before it comes crashing to an end, at 400 MSPoints this DLC may well be worth splashing out on. But what do you get for your points?
Well, basically you get three pieces of content with this DLC. Each piece can only be interacted with once the player has reached certain points in the game, with only the players that have completed the entire game being able to access everything from the get go. This is a bit of a double edged sword, as the main quest of this DLC is certainly made a lot easier by using a powerful character.
The Voice quest has the player investigating a disembodied voice that is echoing through a building. After a number of encounters, the player will arrive at Understone, an entire town built beneath Bowerstone Industrial. I won’t spoil it and explain why the town is there, or the moral decision that befalls the player, but once this quest is complete the player will have full access to the town and all of the real estate therein.
The other two pieces of content are less quest and more mini-game. Remember the mercenary camp from earlier in the game? When you put a stop to their violent ways, they had to find a new stream of revenue and so have come up with what can only be described as an amusement park. It is in this park area that the player can compete at the shooting range. Requiring both accuracy and speed, the player can rack up points and try to win the two pistols that are available, Money Shot and Black Dragon.
The last piece is an arena challenge called The Wheel of Misfortune. It takes place at Reaver’s Mansion and is basically the same challenge as the player will have gone through in the main game, only this time scoring points to try and win Dead Ned’s Revolver and the Dirty Harriet Revolver.
All things considered, this DLC pack is not exactly brimming with content. It would be wrong of me not to mention the couple of free weapons that the player gets simply for downloading the DLC, The Full Monty pistol and Marksman 500 Rifle. But even then, the pack does fall short on the content front. However, the pack is only 400 MSPoints and it is not that long since the game actually came out. Think of this as a stop gap DLC, in preparation for what I am sure will be a much more substantial offering next time. If you are enjoying, or have enjoyed, your time in Fable III, picking up this DLC will not be a game changing experience, but it will add a little more fun.