I'll give the game credit for it's graphics, story, and game play. To be very honest though the only reason I would say to play this game is for Lara's origin story. I did try to continue after I beat the game, but I got bored trying to find everything.
Collecting salvage and skinning animals while upgrading skills at monotonous camp sites have taken a once-wonderful platformer to new and not very welcome places. While I find the cinema-style (Uncharted copycat) entertaining, I do not find the press-triangle-in-shrinking-concentric-circles gameplay worthwhile. The RPG elements copied from Far Cry 3 -- a game I did not like at all -- ruin the experience. Bring back Lara Croft and dump this weak imitation.
For those of you that keep using these comparisons may I remind you that Tomb Raider was around first. Those games copied Tomb Raider not the other way around. This game is solid all the way around. Graphics are great and the game play is great.
The controls are smooth and easy to master as well. Its a blast and I highly recommend it!