Just got to Mor Ardain in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Really digging the combat system which is super fun to mess around with. Also still positively surprised by the stories and characters. From trailers and previews, Rex in particular seemed super obnoxious, but I'll digress that he (and most of the cast) is quite well written. Could do without some of the tropes, but that's also part of the charm.
Although having had a lot more time with the game, the UI and menus feel quite dated. No menu for tutorials (although having to "buy" and ask around for them is quite a novel idea), no in-game information on the effects of blade specials or blade combos, no stat explanations (that I've found). It's interesting having played the remake of 1 first, it feels like they learned a lot from 2 that they put back into 1. Makes me very excited to see what 3 is like.
Should be getting Octopath Traveler 2 in the mail today (with the nice looking Steelbook). Not sure when I'll get into that, but it goes into the collection. Think I might do Demon's Souls on PS5 first, after Xenoblade and finishing my second Elden Ring run.