If you like areas with a view you should check out…I don't know what the prison island is lol, but world tree kind of sucked except for that one part with the window. And umm the final level in this game reminded me of the one from Tales of Arise except that was way more annoying because Tales of Arise doesn't have kill options on a meter, they're usually based on if you can kind of break a defense of an enemy which means you have to have the right person in the party to do that. Outside of that you had to just hammer away and hope it worked.
The coolest part of Xenoblade II was the bit where you go through the old city below the tree and learn about the architect and all of that. there was some cool ideas there and it was interesting. I just hated the main character, his dynamic with his blades, and Malos lol which sounds like a lot but there was some cool stuff happening around there.
In Xenoblade III
Spoiler: for chapter 6-7one of the most magical parts of the game for me was when you go to meet real Nia and they're playing the song they played for her last game. It's given this real sense of reverence and everything. I don't know why Lanz is so hot for Queens though. He comments on both Queens like he's checking them out/
Another awesome thing in this game is the instances where you get up high and can see way way down across the map and recognize things. Like there are times I looked down and was like "That's Colony 9!"
That was fun to me.
The area behind Keves Castle’s throne. An elevator there can take you up to a spot with a really great view and you can get a better look at Colony 11’s scorpion Ferronis. And there’s also a door near the elevator that will only unlock if you have a specific hero equipped