The game has the same mechanics as the original titles. That is, you can move freely around the map and different cities, you will have to manage your inventory, talk with other characters, and of course capture and train Pokemons.
The only difference in this version compared to the Nintendo DS versions is that it is played in first-person view instead of third-person. That being said, the game conserves the same appearance, resulting in a fairly accurate visual look.
Although you still can't play it, the final Pokemon 3D version will also have a multiplayer mode in which you can face Pokemon trainers from all over the world.
Pokemon 3D is an excellent adventure game--a thrill for fans of one of the most successful franchises in videogame history.