Originally Posted by WanderingWind
Uncharted fills that niche better than Tomb Raider ever did, IMO. Tomb Raider 2 was the last one I enjoyed at all before GoL. That game nailed the Tomb Raider vibe so expertly, I just can't really get excited about another "regular" Tomb Raider game.
Totally disagree with the strongest emphasis possible. Uncharted is an ENTIRELY different game than Tomb Raider.
Tomb Raider at its best is a much slower, methodical exploration game, with heavy emphasis on puzzles and platforming challenges (WHERE YOU CAN ACTUALLY FUCKING DIE).
Uncharted is the other extreme - bright, sarcastic humour, impossibly easy platforming, very little in the way of puzzles or even exploration. Things work very linearly.
I like Uncharted 2, but they are so different it's a little ridiculous to say it is filling the niche.
Additionally, this new Tomb Raider concept is so explicitly different from every other Tomb Raider game to date that it's a bit ridiculous to call it a "regular" Tomb Raider game.