Call me crazy but I think this game is an overall better product than any of the uncharted games hands down. The only place where I think Uncharted is better is the character interactions as the secondary crew feels largely unforgettable. Everything else though? Incredible. The small things like how lara will automatically peek around a corner with a weapon when you press L1 the way she instantly takes cover, the subtle clues like lara going into a crouched stance to let you know if enemies are near by.
The guns are loud and feel good and even on hard mode I feel like I've been given enough tools that I can actively be the predator in most fights. And man even in the fights the banter from the enemies is fucking awesome. In one fight really early on a surprised guard exclaimed "How the fuck did she get that machine gun?!" they even react to subtle things like if you are reloading and move in to your position accordingly.
The sort of hub that they turn the island into is great too letting you go back and find treasures and diarys that actually do provide some insight to the thoughts of the crew and other characters. Everything about this game feels so dialed in. I'm playing on PS3 and the frame rate is a little shaky but it looks damn good. Crazy how they got it to look so good even on a console. Which makes me wish I could run this thing a full specs on PC. But seriously, good on Squarenix and Eidos for churning this one out. They have really been putting out some bangers lately. With 3.4 million sold I'm sure that we'll see a sequel which is exciting. I'm really liking the direction they are taking the series.