I didn't like UC2 as much either, but UC3, I loved - mostly for the story and sense of action rather than the mechanics, though. Certainly, Uncharted's puzzles leave much to be desired. One of the things I like about the games are listening to the characters making snarky comments to each other - that's gameplay free enjoyment though.|
Uncharted basically took Tomb Raider and turned it into an action Indiana Jones movie minus Indy. TR following down that path instead of focusing on its original strengths with the puzzles, lonely clambering through diverse and interesting territory and occasional heart-stopping encounters - I think that would be a mistake and would leave TR playing 'catch up' against Uncharted.
Mind you I gave up on TR after the second one where it got a lot more shooty and a lot less thinky anyway.
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