Just because the Drake games didn't fit your play style doesn't mean they are bad.
In fact, they are some of the best single player games that have came out, IMO. After playing bugfest games like Fallout 3 and Skyrim, which I love, it was nice playing Drake where stuff just WORKS and you can sit down after working 8 hours and relax for a bit instead of crafting armor for 2 hours (which I enjoy, but not always).
It's nice to have different styles of games. LA Noire is another where it's almost an interactive movie. I don't usually buy games that aren't longer than 15 hours but I'm not going to say they are bad games just because of that, it's just because I don't think it's decent value for money. However, I have this preordered because of how great I thought the Drake games were.
right, i like being challenged when i play video games. others enjoy occasionally pressing A while watching a movie.
i think people were more impressed with the graphics/sound/physics/story (although i only played a few hours of it, the story didn't exactly draw me in) rather than the gameplay itself. i really don't see how someone can enjoy the gameplay of uncharted. the combat and adventuring were laughable.
LA Noire might be even worse than uncharted. it was fun for about an hour, then you realize you're just pressing the A button when the game tells you to in order to find evidence/clues. don't get me started on how awful the interrogations were. again, the only redeeming aspect of LA Noire was the graphics, namely the faces.