From the article: "I played Uncharted 1 & 2 in the span of a week. It may have been the shortest amount of time I’ve taken to play two games and it’s because I never wanted to leave. This was surprising, even to me, because I arrived at the games with very low expectations.
My low expectations were tempered by my dislike of the Tomb Raider series. The original Tomb Raiders failed to capture my interest due to the clumsy, and frustrating control scheme, and the latter entries seemed a little too adolescent in terms of story and character design for me to really get into.
I was expecting Uncharted to be like Lara Croft with a male protagonist.