Who's had a chance to play either of these?
I myself am a huge treasure hunting game / movie / book fan, so the subject matter already had me hooked even before factoring in the graphics, gameplay, and story in to it. And of course, they were great. The first game had some of the best characterization (specifically Nate and Elena) that I had ever seen in a video game, and it really added a lot to an already top-notch story. In fact, I would say it was one of the better stories in a game I've ever played, and that says a lot coming from an action title and from a guy who's played a ton of RPGs, where the story's usually the defining feature. The only real demerits I give the first title are some jump-the-shark moments at the tail end of the game. Beyond those few "wha...?" moments, logically speaking, the game was terrific. It's seriously worth a play if you guys haven't given it a try. One of the PS3's better exclusives. It's probably hit the bargain bin by now, too, so pick it up for cheap if you see it.
I've yet to play the second game, but it's in my "buy soon" list (along with like 4 games right now) and I really need some time to get around to playing a new game now with all of the games I'm currently dividing my free time between currently. That's what month long college holiday breaks are for, though. And besides, it's been getting absolutely glowing reviews from just about everyone, so there's no doubt in my mind the second one is just as good as the first.