So I played I started Uncharted today and finished it, but what a struggle it was. I NEVER want to play on hard difficulty again, and crushing is unfathomable.
To be honest I thought that the shooting mechanics were awful compared to almost any other main stream shooter. The shooting mechanics would have been forgiving if the game focused more on it's other strengths and used guns more or less as a last option. I could even stand them if they didn't send three more waves of enemies than needed into every conflict. I mean, I understand that you will run across people and you need to deal with them, but wave after wave of reinforcements seems ridiculous. Don't even get me started on the generator room near the end. Not only that but when your struggling to just stay alive, not only do they send more enemies your way at the most inopportune times, but they make ammo too scarce. You get in the habit of lining up headshots to conserve ammo, but doesn't always work even if your aimed directly at their heads. Later helmets make it even more difficult. I get so frustrated at this but I digress.
The other thing that bugs me is the camera. It can be helpful where you need to know where go during a climbing sequence, but it is also a pain in the ass at the same time. I can't tell you how many times the camera has screwed me over because you move relative to the camera and not the actor.
After all that complaining, I should say that I like cinematic feel to the game, and the story was great. However, if the mechanics in Uncharted 2 are about the same, and the gameplay is the same repetive thing over and over and over again, I don't want to play it.