It's not as good as the originals, but there's still a lot of content. You got a lot of bank for your buck. The polygonal models are Barbie-dollish and not as charming as the PC Engine entries. The battles are pretty slick and fast-paced, but the game still feels like something of a slog.
(But then again, so do the original PC Engine games.)
It was originally planned to be on the PC Engine. There are even screenshots of it. (I heard they eventually turned THAT story into a novel, and when they decided to finally make the game years later on the PS2, they decided to change things up.)
Since I can emulate PS2 games now, I'm definitely willing to work on a translation of Namida when the time comes.