So, I've beaten Xenoblade Chronicles X in about 75h, I will still play it a few more hours to complete the last affinity quests I've missed, but I think I'm pretty much done with it. And gosh, what an incredible experience it was, truly a game I will never forget.
I won't talk about the story (which is kinda meh, nothing really interesting in it, aside from one or two plot twists), or the characters (there were some cool, like Elma or the Wroth Prince, some bad like Lin and some absolutely awful characters like this fucking nopon Tatsu). No, what I want to talk you about is the world of the game, Mira, 'cause I honestly think it's the best open-world I've ever seen in a video game, and I've played a ton of them.
Before that, let's make things clear : I've played a lot of open-worlds games the past years : The Witcher 3, GTA, Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, The Elder Scrolls and many more. Until now, my favourite was the world of Skyrim, 'cause it was really awesome to explore it, ton of secret inside. But Xenoblade Chronicles X plays in a totally different level.
I think that a game has a good open-world when it's entertaining to explore it without having to fill a quest, without necessary a reward to make you progress. Skyrim did that good, the world was interesting enough to explore it for the only joy of exploration. But what's different in Xenoblade X is that the game is centred ONLY in the exploration of his world, and made so much polishing in it, it's incredible. Five different regions in the game, with a ton of variations inside of each regions, and of course each of these variations has their own biodiversity. The world is so diversified, so well level-designed, so many hidden secrets (and that goes from little treasures to caves and even to a freaking heavenly land), you just are never bored to explore it. I even took pictures of my trip through the game. I think the best way to describe the game is truly a trip, into a foreign planet.
I have yet to play a game with a better world than this one.