Episode 1 : Flash Baked
After the opening cutscene you should have gotten;
after Sara says “you wanna take that interview?” Also we can knock out some easy achievements before we start to investigate.
Move your cursor down to your phone on the bottom left with the left stick. You'll notice that if you move the left stick, your cursor will move and the right stick adjusts your viewpoint.
Enter your phone by pressing a on it and move to the options menu with the left stick. Once inside you can change various settings but for now we just want to hit b to back out.
Now move to the Case File menu. Once inside you can see various information on the case, check your statistics which are the Thoroughness, Skill, and Cunning I mentioned earlier. For now just hit b to back out.
Lastly, open the case file menu again and go to the reconstructions tab. Move down with the left stick and select the only video available. After you watch it, back out.
You should also make note that you have 2% thoroughness, and everything else is 0% in the statistics in your case file.
Now lets investigate. Back all the way out of your PDA until you can move around. Move your cursor between the two baths in front of you until it becomes an arrow ahead. Click a to move in. Move over to the left bath until your cursor changes to a toolbox. Click a and it will go to a cut-scene. Sara babbles and says she'll call about getting something to look deeper.
Between the two baths, you should get a forward arrow near what looks like smoke running up the wall. Proceed and you should have a toolbox. Press a to collect the evidence. Use the “collection” tool and press a on the smoke. This will get you the “Soot from near mud baths at spa” evidence.
Back away from there and move to the right. You should get another toolbox on a roundish slab with a circular hole in the middle. Use the casting tool to collect. Now you'll have the “A plaster cast of two different holes in drywall at spa” piece of evidence.
Back out and go right to the door on the right side of the owner. Zoom in to the microwave oven and open the door, then collect the muffin container inside for the “Burnt substance, probable ignition source, from toaster in spa”.
To the left of the microwave, in the corner of the kitchen, you'll get an arrow near the ceiling. Proceed and collect the piece of evidence on the falling ceiling tile. “Chemical from the ceiling of the spa”.
Back away and scroll left to the smoke before the door. Move forward and to the right of the smoke collect with the collection tool the “Soot from break room at spa”.
Back away and go through the door on the left into the boiler room. To the right of the first boiler near the floor, collect with the collection tool “Soot from boiler room at spa”. Back out and continue left to the blue gas line of the middle boiler near the floor. Collect with the casting tool on the blue piece to get “Markings from severed gas line at spa”.
Now back out of the boiler room, then the kitchen, to question the owner. Ask “We'll need to know your insurance provider” which happens to be the only question, then “We'll talk to you later.” You'll receive "Pete Baxa's business card", then listen to Catherine explain the ultrasound scanner. If you move it around, you can make out a skeleton. Move the cursor to the top until you find the skull for a cut-scene.
Now you are back at the morgue. Before we go any further, were going to examine some evidence and visit some places for the thoroughness it awards. First open your evidence and select "Pete Baxa's business card". You should notice the toolbox icon once your under the capital “S”. Process it for fingerprints then back out. “Pete Baxa's fingerprint” has been added.
Now on your PDA go to locations, then main lab. Before venturing ahead, your thoroughness should be 26% and everything else 0%. From here on out I'm going to be referencing these as their percents and which category only to save time.
Here are some of the things you must do for every case. I think you can get these while actually examining evidence, but it never hurts to be sure. I've found that doing things this way will get you 100% every time so why risk it, right?
Go in the door on the left (DATA LAB) Scroll left to the big flat screen and advance. Click on the center screen and Trend Micro should run. Then back out and scroll right to the fingerprint machine. Enter it and run the scan.
On a side note, Since you don't use every machine in every case, I think to get the thoroughness for these it checks to see if you've ran the scan which then counts it as being used.
You can then back out to the main hallway and proceed straight ahead. Nothing to see here so back out and go in the right door (MATERIALS LAB). All the way on the right, zoom in to the photo array then back out. Now click on the big white table. Then to the left, the computer with the microscope on the left. Run its scan then back out. Lastly to the left, click on the screen with the DNA strand for, you guessed it, the DNA computer. Run its scan and were finished with the thoroughness in the lab.
44% T, 0% S, 0% C
---Brass's Office, Interrogation Room---
For more thoroughness you can visit Brass's Office and the Interrogation Room. These must also be done during every case.
48% T, 0% S, 0% C
Now we can process some evidence.
In the Substance Analysis machine, which is in the Materials Lab on the far left. Go to “Chemical”.
Eventually I'll stop describing what to do in so much detail as you'll be picking it up along the way, but for now, click on evidence. Were going to search for a match on each of the five pieces we have so choose the “soot from near mud baths at spa” then go to the search button on the right.
For most of the evidence, if you choose the wrong thing, it will negatively affect your Skill score so I'll list the correct options to select in case you can't figure it out.
So we need to match our evidence to the correct substances from the selections. For the “Soot from near mud baths at spa” you want to select the second and fourth options, from here on out noted like so. (2,4) Then confirm the match and Sara will describe what substances are in this evidence.
Now you can either select the reset button, or just push b until your able to choose more evidence. So choose “Burnt substance, probable ignition source, from toaster in spa” Then search and choose (1,5,6).
Chemical from the ceiling of the spa (1,5,6)
Soot from break room at spa (1,3)
Soot from boiler room at spa (1,2,3)
You'll receive a phone call from Dr. Robbins so lets check some things before we head to the morgue. You should see that all the evidence you've examined has been updated. Also, 48% T, 100% S, 0% C.
Head to the morgue. Here is another thing you must check in every case for thoroughness. To the right of the autopsy table is a small cart. Advance to it and back out.
Now talk with Doc Robbins by asking “Who is she?”, then “What's the cause of death?”, “When did she die?”, “Any signs of foul play?”. Now move in on the body, then move left until you can see the bruise on her left arm. Collect a photograph of the bruise, then back out and talk to Doc again. “Anything else we should know about?”, “Did she know she had cancer?”, “Thanks, Doc.”
53% T, 100% S, 0% C
Now we need to run her ten-card so head to the Data Lab and access the Database Computer on the right. In fingerprints, click on evidence and select “Victim's ten-card”. You'll learn that the victim isn't in AFIS. Now on the Substance Analysis computer in the other lab, run her DNA. Our victim isn't in CODAS either.
Sara mentions that maybe Pete Baxa knows her, so head to the “Barber Shop, Pete Baxa's Office” location.
---Barber Shop, Pete Baxa's Office---
Click on the door to knock on it and talk to Pete. “Can you identify a body for us?”, “Who's Portia?”, “So, will you come with us?”
After a cut-scene in the morgue, you can ask Pete “Did Portia have any reason to start the fire?”. Since we have some evidence to contradict him, choose “The evidence says your lying” and back it up with “Asbestos from the ceiling of the spa”. Ask him the rest of the questions. “Was there anything unusual about Ms. Weissman's recent behavior?”, “Why do you think she was having relationship problems?”, “One bad weekend doesn't mean the relationship had problems.”, “What do you know about Portia's boyfriend?”, “How was the business doing?”, “Do you have any enemies?”, “Could you give us Ms. Weissman's address?”, then “Thanks, we'll be right back.”
That will unlock.
You should also have 55% T, 100% S, 100% C.
Off to Portia's place.
When you make your way to Portia's loft, you'll interrupt a man with a sledge hammer inside. This will automatically take you back to the Interrogation Room.
Ask Brian Reid “There was a fire at the spa.”, “What were you doing in the apartment?”, “Tell us about the hammer.”, “Who broke up with whom?”, “Did it get violent?”, “You're lying.” backed up with “Picture of bruises on Portia Weissman's arm”, “Was Portia self-medicating?”, “Portia's cancer had come back.”, “Where were you last night?” and finally “We're done... for now.”
Zoom in on the footprint, and collect it with a photograph. Then collect a sample with the collection tool. Enter the loft and zoom in on the door handle to collect with casting the marks on the top left of the handle. To the right, zoom in on the hammer on the floor to collect it. To the top of the screen on the floor, zoom in on the beads to collect a hair.
Back out and look in the broiler pan of the oven in the kitchen on the right. Collect the spa records then back out again. Head into the room on the left, then look all the way right at the computer. Zoom in on the computer to notice the hard drive is missing. Turn all the way to the left and climb the ladder for thoroughness.
77% T, 100% S, 100% C
Back at the main lab, in the Substance Analysis do a chemical search on the “Chemical from shoe print in victim's loft”. (2,3,4)
Now go to the Microscope on the right, and then the Macroscopic Comparison. Compare the plaster cast of two different holes in drywall at spa with the Firefighter's Denver tool, taken from Brian Reid. Now the markings on the door to the Denver tool. Finally, the door markings to the plaster cast.
Ask Brian “You didn't tell us you were a firefighter.”, “But you did get fired.”, “You failed a drug test.”, “You dumped her because she dosed you.”, “Tell us about this tool.”, “You didn't use a key.”, “I think you're lying.”, “Marks made by Denver tool.”, “We suspect you for the fire.”, “I think you're lying.”, “a plaster cast of two different holes.”, “Business at the spa was slow?”, “Where are the records?”, “We're done for now.”
Let's pay Mr. Baxa a visit. Open the door to talk to him. “We're looking for a tool.”, “We're going now.”. Before you leave, make sure you pick up the tissue he discarded in the pile of trash to the left of the door. Collect it then head back to the lab.
Once at the lab, open your evidence to process the tissue and collect a sample of Pete's DNA. Now head to DNA and compare the hair to Pete's blood. This is your first DNA comparison so make sure you get them right the first time. All you have to do is drag the filled in colors to the side that isn't filled, matching them in the order they fit. Press and hold a then move the left stick to arrange them in the correct order. We have a match.
After a cut-scene, you'll be introduced to an FBI agent in Brass's Office. Talk to Brass now “I want a warrant to search the barber shop.” with “Pete Baxa's hair from bead curtain" as evidence.
Now with warrant in hand head to the "Barber Shop". Also take note, 80% T, 100% S, 100% C.
Enter and continue straight to the computer. Pick up the portfolio on the left, then the bag of blue-berry muffins to the upper right, then further right to the hard drive. Back away from the computer and open the drawers to the right. Then examine the bright white file on the right side of the drawer. Back away from the drawer and enter the room to the right. Collect the shoes on the floor to the left, then the can of acetone on the upper shelf to the right, further right open the briefcase looking toolbox to find plumbing shears on the left side. They are red and easy to see. Towards the front of the toolbox, just off the right side of the handle is a fingerprint. Collect it then back out and look at the Denver tool in the right corner. Finally collect the Denver tool then back to the lab!
Also note! 100% T, 100% S, 100% C.
Now we have lots of evidence so lets start with the evidence in our PDA. First select the portfolio to get a fingerprint off the white area near the bottom. Next, check the mud on the inside of the right shoe. Use the collection tool. There is also a fingerprint near the top lace of the outside of the right boot. Finally, on the Denver Tool found at the Barber shop, there is a fingerprint on the first black section of the handle.
Now for analysis.
On the database computer, do a computer analysis on the hard drive. You will discover a virus, and then figure out where Portia's missing hard drive went.
Lets run some prints. To match the prints, just hold a and move it to the corresponding sector.
Portia's fingerprints against ledger print. Positive match.
Portia's fingerprints against Denver tool. Positive match.
Pete's fingerprints against toolbox. Positive match.
Pete's fingerprints against shoes. Positive match.
Now to the other room of the lab. At the microscope, you can change the magnification, and then adjust it by clicking and holding the slider and moving it right or left then releasing when its in focus.
Markings from severed gas line against plumbing shears @ x60 magnification. Match.
Back out of the microscope and go to macroscopic comparison. Compare :
Plaster cast to the second Denver tool. Positive match.
Marks on door handle to the second Denver tool. Positive match.
Shoe prints to shoes. Positive match.
The last pieces of evidence we will examine are all on the Substance Analysis computer. Do a chemical search for :
Vegan muffins – (2,3,4)
Acetone jug – (1,5,7,8)
And finally compare the chemicals from the shoe print to the chemicals from the shoes. It's a match!
Whats this? A shocking twist. That's the CSI I love! Anyway, ask “Why are you here?”, “Pedro is going to jail.”, “Is Pete laundering your money?”, “I think your lying” backed up with “Pad of financial records”, “What surprises you about the dead woman?”, “You're very bold to come here.”
Were back at the "Barber Shop". Turn to the right and click on the camera. Something in that video sounded familiar......after the cut-scene...
End of Episode 1!!
Fool Me Once
Complete a case with at least 65% Cunning.
Now the first time I played through this, only about a third of the achievements popped. The second time on a different account they all showed up in sequence. I don't know if this is a glitch that you might have or not, but you should end up with 15 achievements and 520G after the first case. If not, however, you can load the auto save from the case and all you need to do is turn right and click on the video camera to finish the case again. I had to replay the ending three times to get them all on my first play-through, but didn't have to at all on my second......strange.