I'm not sure about that. It seams to me a lot of people have problems
with Shades of Doom, Sarah, etc. I've never thought of them as very
hard, but still many others do have the problem. So using them for
virtual o&m training might not be the best idea.

However, I am fairly good at general o&m and I use the very same
skills in games. I use certain landmarks to identify where I am. Most
of the rooms have different things in them, providing a unique
ambience,  so it is usually easy to figure out where you are just by
sound alone. Since I do use my own o&m training to play a lot of these
more advanced games I'm rather surprised many can't do the same.


On 1/31/11, Darren Duff <duff...@gmail.com> wrote:
> IT seems to me that if you are good at making a mental map of the world
> around you, you should be able to handle one of these games. Take sod for
> example. All monsters and nasties aside, I always thought that it would be a
> great way to teach mobility and memorization by finding landmarks because of
> all the twists and turns. After playing the game a few times all the way
> through I have the layout of all 8 levels in my mind and 10 years later I
> don't have to worry about getting lost in the game.
> What do other people think?

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