Correct, I have never played Uncharted, but it has been recommended to me. I can't quite find the motivation to pay for a brand new line of consoles just to play one series, though, no matter how good it might be.
It's definitely harder to create a good, realistic open-world game and I absolutely agree that I have extremely little patience for the whole "go do side missions" nonsense, ESPECIALLY when it's forced on me. Fuck that. Level-gated missions are garbage. I'm not grinding out boring subplots because you were too lazy to make the main storyline longer.