Everything in this game was better than I expected. The graphics, the effects, the story, it can' be put into words. You just have to experience it for yourself.
Also, to the reviews comparing this to Uncharted...of course its similar to Uncharted. Thats like complaining that Call of Duty and Battlefield feel similar. Apples to apples. Where this game really stands out is the story. Watching Lara develop from a helpless girl into the hero. Never thought a Tomb Raider game could be so thrilling.
If you play this game and it doesn't impress you then you don't have a pulse.