Neat list you got there. I played some of those but none of them ended up on personal list which i'm working on. Just shows how diverse this medium can be.
I only played about 8 hours of Xenoblade but nothing about it grabbed me. The combat felt like a worse version of Final fantasy 12. Not being able to stop and control other party members kills it for me. Plus i felt it was trying to be a combination of MMO and JPRPG while ending up a poor version of both.