I hadn't really played any TR games before this and I enjoyed it quite a bit. It's pretty good all around, fun to just run around with decent puzzles. Decent array of weapons, story's not bad, QTEs are a pain until you get used to them. I got it on sale for $20 so it was worth it for me, any more than that is a maybe.
I grew up playing all the tomb raider games (i was around 11 when the first one came out on psx) and i enjoyed this entry. Though i do have nostalgia issues, and i miss being able to make lara dive head first into the ground from anywhere, this game is great and doesn't require any prior experience with the tomb raider series. you'll probably enjoy it more actually.
"We live in a world of give and take, but not enough men are willing to give what it takes"