Players control their adventurer by using the onscreen D-pad to move and the action button to attack, talk to people and just about everything else. Players can also assign quick slots for items to use them in the midst of battle by selecting the appropriate inventory options. While the controls are very straightforward, combat is less than satisfying as close to every battle you fight, you'll be madly tapping the attack button, giving the game a hack and slash feel.
The game's visuals are good but some of the environments and landscapes look a bit too rigid or squared. The sound consists of simple loop tracks but players are free to use their iPod as an alternative. Like most RPGs, SEED 1 is a single player experience following one main campaign.