I just finished the main story, and I have to say, Naughty Dog may not have exceeded what they did with Uncharted 2, but they sure as hell matched it. Graphically, it's hard to come up with a game that looks better. All of the environments are richly detailed and the motion capture used for the characters made me forget I was playing a game a couple times, it just looks that good. The voice acting is superb, I've seen big budget movies with worse acting than the acting in this game.
The story is nothing stellar, evil people want to get to a hidden city for reasons unknown until the last hour or so of the game, and even then their motivations are nebulous at best. It's really just an excuse to send the heroes all over the world to solve puzzles, climb walls, and kill bad guys.
Speaking of all over the world, it's just that. The game starts out in a dive bar in London, then goes underground to discover some old ruins. A short scene then takes place in Cartagena about twenty years ago where Nate and Sully first meet. Then moves on to exploring a ruined castle in France, and similarly ruined castle in Syria. Yemen is next for a fairly amusing chase scene. Then it's off on a detour to what is more or less an island built of rotting cargo ships, before some high flying airplane goodness leads to being lost in a vast desert (a scene I found a bit overdone), until finally the hidden city.
The crazy action set pieces are of course back, my favorite being a chase scene involving horses, trucks, a lot of fist fighting and shooting. Second would probably be the airplane scene that's been advertised to death. It's one of the shorter bits, but it makes up for length with the sheer craziness of it all. Speaking about length, I finished the game in just under ten hours. But it was a hell of a good ten hours. I haven't tried multiplayer yet, so I can't speak to it's quality, but the main story was more than enough fun to justify the purchase in my eyes.
Edited, Nov 6th 2011 11:31pm by Turin