With my inborn horrid sense of direction, I will admit I cheated and have printed out a map of the setting in this IF piece. However, I intend to go my usual route of walking into walls with "go south," "go east," etc. just to play along and test the difficulty of maneuvers. I have managed to get outside my apartment and am standing in the street (and unlike Silent Hill 2, there are no threatening creatures to face yet).
Since there are five places for the reader/player to necessarily visit to complete the task given (and likely, get back home again), one glance at the map that reveals a city layout (similar to that in Silent Hill 2, where you’re encouraged to consult the map) tells me I’d be in big trouble if I chose to rely on my senses alone. I’m sure that once I get enough of the "there’s nothing there" replies to my moving, the map will be in use.
At my age, I can only handle so much frustration.