I noticed this one looks similar to the Metroidvania style of games and interested in picking it up. I haven't played any of the console titles in this series though. so I'm just wondering if I will be missing out on anything important.
You don't really need to play Lords of Shadow to enjoy Mirror of Fate, but you won't understand the importance of Gabriel or who Zobek is when he's mentioned without having played it. This game spoils the ending of Lords of Shadow, but it would still be cool to play LoS after and be like OH MAN, SO THIS IS HOW THAT HAPPENED.
It adds to the story, since you'll pick up on things, and it will help make it make more sense since this is an entirely different timeline from the other Castlevanias, but if you never played Castlevania, that part won't matter anyway.
From: sniffy | #005
Nope, you don't need to have played LOS, it helps though if you've never played any Castlevania games.
I've played all of them except a small handful. Enjoying the hell out of this. :|