Man, this was a very frustrating yet beautiful game. I switched over to the "modified" controls early on but never really got a hang of the shooting--it just felt a bit too loose. I think I have the exact same problem with the first 2 games tough, but this game seemed worse. I kind of felt like the game was really boring until the ship stage where it got really awesome, but that was only the back 3rd of the game. I kind of think that this is one of those games that the gaming industry thinks is great because it is just so cinematic but in my opinion did not really top tier in the "game" department. I felt like the movement and shooting just seemed a bit off. The scenes were you are chasing or running from something have the worst fail state moments I can recall in recent gaming--I mean it is all trial and error and if you fail--just start over and try and try again. I also thought the story just just "meh" And what was the deal with these ancient places Drake visits that no one in a thousand years has been, but the lights are still on.
The puzzles were also just an example of lazy game design where the designers really couldn't figure out how to give you contextual information on how to figure out the puzzles so they give you a book with the answers drawn in.
And what is up with Elena--did her character model look kind of weird in some levels? And what was with all the dudes in suits you fight, kind of boring.
I thought the game was OK. but man, nothing that deserved all the praise it has gotten.