|Played As:||Norman Jayden|
|Bronze:|| Ludwig Von |
Jayden reviews the case and struggles with his addiction.
This level takes place in an empty bar with Norman Jayden slouched over a grand piano. He starts to play the piano. After playing a few keys a waiter brings Norman a glass of Vodka. The waiter then makes a comment on Norman being preoccupied. Norman then tells the waiter that Carter Blake is convinced Ethan Mars is the Origami Killer. Norman admits that there is evidence to back the theory; however, he states that the profile and geo-location don't match and he doubts Mars is the killer.
The waiter asks if Norman has any idea of the killer's identity and Norman states "I haven't the faintest fuckin' idea". The waiter suggests Norman review the evidence in his possession. As the waiter leaves he warns Norman not to overindulge in "you know what".
Norman reviews the evidence revealing that the 'bar' and the 'waiter' were ARI constructs. What happens after Jayden exits ARI depends on whether Ethan was arrested in Fugitive. If Ethan remained free, Jayden will be in his hotel room and will begin to suffer from triptocaine withdrawal his perception starts to blur reality with ARI. Depending on the player's actions Jayden will resist the Triptocaine crave or succumb.
If Ethan has been arrested, Jayden is in his office in the police station and he will help Ethan escape.
There are plenty of things that Norman can do to resist the Triptocaine. Such as...
- Lie on the bed and hyperventilate.
- Scream into the pillow.
- Down a full bottle of Scotch (Causing Norman to throw up.)
- Breathe out the window.
- Break the lamp across the room.
- Wash his face
- Throw triptocaine into toilet or out the window (Ending the chapter)
- Use the shower (Ending the chapter)
Ludwig von: Play the piano without a wrong note
Detox: Resist Triptocaine
- You cannot get the Detox Trophy if Ethan gets arrested.
- This is the first Norman chapter where Blake does not appear.
- When the waiter tells Jayden not to over-indulge in "you know what", instead of Triptocaine, it is later revealed in the chapter "Solving the Puzzle" he is talking about ARI, as Norman can die by using it for too long. NOTE: It is never made clear if it is using ARI, lingering damage from Triptocaine, or both that results in Jayden's death if the player fails Solving the Puzzle.
- According to David Cage, the hardest thing to create for Heavy Rain was making Norman's piano-playing look real.
- It is unknown whether Norman's piano-playing is a result of his own skills in tandem with ARI or ARI providing the skill / music.
- Norman can get out of his room while resisting Triptocaine, but it has no effect, since the elevator will never come if its called, and any room Norman enters will be the same room. After you enter the room, you cannot go out again.
Chapters played as Ethan (in chronological order) - Prologue | The Mall | Father and Son | The Shrink | The Park | Where's Shaun? | Paparazzi | Lexington Station | The Motel | The Bear | The Butterfly | The Lizard | Fugitive | The Shark | On the Loose | The Rat | The Old Warehouse
Chapters played as Scott (in chronological order) - Sleazy Place | Hassan's Shop | Suicide Baby | A Visitor | Kramer's Party | The Golf Club | Manfred | Eureka | The Cemetery | Flowers on the Grave | Trapped | Face to Face | Hold My Hand | Origami Killer
Chapters played as Norman (in chronological order) - Crime Scene | Welcome, Norman | Kick Off Meeting | Nathaniel | Covered Market | Shrink and Punches | Jayden Blues | Under Arrest | Mad Jack | Fish Tank | Solving the Puzzle | The Old Warehouse