It's like any other only its exotic ways have changed in this one. Its storyline is interesting and can even pose difficulty in certain bits. Of course though any difficulties don't distract your attention. Your starters in this one are interesting and have interesting qualities that make you ponder nature.
Your journey throughout pokemon ruby is very similiar to previous journeys tasks. You take your balls along with you and tackle gyms, antagonists etc.
It has quests for you to partake and they are beautiful.