Exploring through Silent Hill is simple, yet difficult. While Harry has a map that's constantly updated when finding new areas (such as marking when a street is missing road and you can't cross, or what rooms in the school or hospital or whatever are locked if you find the proper map), it takes a bit of effort to navigate the fully 3D world. Most of the progression is solved through puzzles; many are cryptic and creepy, and usually always written to you in blood. There were numerous times when I got stumped on one of the strange puzzles, but once the hints are properly gathered, it's not too challenging - enough to keep your mind busy, though. It makes no difference whether or not you're in either Silent Hill incarnation, the puzzles are necessary to solve to advance.