its funny when someone says FFXII is horrible yet then says xenoblade is the 2nd coming of jesus.
My thoughts exactly! I even dare say I had more fun with FFXII. Xenoblade is a good game but it just didn't click with me.
The exploration is nice and the battle even if automated is engaging but still, I think I didn't like a single character so far (haven't beaten it) but at least they are just okay, nothing in the realms of Star Ocean 4.
When they have some similarities, for me it comes down to the rest, story, music, etc. While in XII it's a convoluted mess, I did enjoy the music and the settings a lot. On the other hand in Xenoblade, the plot is understandable, so far I don't like it much (about 15 hours in).
The thing is XII for me started very good, only later it got worse. Xenoblade from the start didn't click with me.