The narrative dissonance in this game is far less jarring than in Uncharted.
I absolutely agree.
Nathan Drakes portrayal in cutscenes vs. gameplay is the story of a delusional mass murderer.
By the time you get to the temple to save Sam the first time with Lara her mass murdering seemed to come in line with her character.
Totally. It all seemed to fit as well as you could expect. Obviously it's still a BIT strange but yeah, Nathan Drake is a crazy genocidal maniac whereas Lara is a person pushed to their very limit.
I think the difference is that Drake is a caricature. His very demeanor tells the audience not to take him seriously. There's no dissonance because he has no depth to be dissonant against.
I completely disagree. I find it quite egregious in Uncharted. It bothers me that Drake gleefully murders thousands of people. I don't like it. In Tomb Raider, Lara does what she has to do to survive. And yeah it's very video gamey but Uncharted makes me a lot more uncomfortable.