Basically, at the start you are a Digimon tamer (basically either Takato, Henry, Rika or Jeri), and get to chose a starter Digimon. Each account can have up to four Tamers stored, so there are several different ways to proceed. The world is in isometric perspective, but the character models are animated and in 3D. There are several different environments accessed through a world map.
Battle is turn based ala Final Fantasy 9, where the Tamer has several different choices; using a attack, using a card (the number of which is limited), attempt to capture or run away. Otherwise, most of the point of the game is obtaining the Digimon you want (by capturing and evolving in a specific way), and optimizing your Digimon as well as adjusting your deck properly.
- All in a Row: Digimon are for showing off, after all.
- To Be a Master: Well, there must be a reason for some digimon to only become available to the strongest tamer of the server (for example, Gallantmon/Dukemon Crimson Mode).