I recently obtained a copy of Valkyrie Profile Silmeria in a language that I can understand. I’ve been playing it for a while and I can say I like it.
The graphics look nice, but I don’t understand why tri-Ace made a fake 2D perspective. In my opinion it makes all that 3D look rather useless, since there’s little you can do depth-wise. The same can be said for the battles: while you can move around in 3D, the perspective shifts in 2D when you attack (in a manner similar to the original Valkyrie Profile). The soundtrack by Motoi Sakuraba is nice as always, especially battle music.
As for the story… I don’t know yet, it has a slow pace. I’ll keep on playing it these days, then report my impressions.