If you like pitiful protagonists, grindy gameplay, "erokawaii" Elves, and superfluously shiny systems (really had to reach for that one, not gonna lie) then you'll be in heaven here.
If however you have fond memories of the Shining franchise from when it used to be a serious strategy/RPG series instead of a waifu collecting one (which requires going back a couple decades), hate being forced to backtrack for no legitimate reason (I cannot believe this game doesn't have teleport/quick travel between the camp sites at least in 2018), and find slowdown during battles as inexcusable as overused character tropes and dating sim elements then avoid this like the plague.
That said, as much I detest the wishy-washy wimpy "boku" protagonist of this game (he's not as bad as Shinji from Evangelion, but he's only one or two notches better for most of the game) I continue to slog through it even after having beaten the regular mode in my pursuit of the platinum trophy for the sake of the aforementioned erokawaii Elven waifu.
Also, even though this game is visually/generally unimpressive it IS a PS3 port and is NOT a full priced title (albeit barely) so the visuals being kind of meh and the game not being the smoothest thing ever simply are what they are I suppose.
I do however wish that they'd used the elaborate 2+D style of character portraits that Idea Factory uses (Neptunia series, Agarest series), or even the awesome Valkyria Chronicles style instead of bog standard 3D models because I love this series' character designer T2 even though all his characters kind of look the same... Conversely the reason they did not do so was undoubtedly to drive sales of costume DLC for the original Japanese PS3 release.
Fortunately in this package all the DLC is included so if you want to see Kirika in her underwear or one of 5(!?) swimsuits during story scenes you can do so, but a true "shinshi" rocks an all Maid cafe uniform party in my opinion.