GameXplain: "When Castlevania: Lords of Shadow was first released, many fans were worried that Konami had completely abandoned the series’ traditional formula in favor of a more God of War-flavored approach. Specifically, they were worried that the games would be moving away from the Metroidvania style that Symphony of the Night had popularized. But for my own part, I felt that Lords of Shadow was a highly underrated game that was actually more of an homage to the classic Castlevania games on NES and SNES. I enjoyed the alternate take on the story and was interested in seeing where they would go from there. The end result is Mirror of Fate for the 3DS, a 2D game that’s more in line with the traditional gameplay that fans are used to."