Here is a pro tip for QTE (Quick Time Events).
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The trick is pretty simples really, no need for a long guide.
1 – whenever you see a button display, pause the game
2 – remember the button you just saw
3 – then keep pressing the button you just saw as you unpause.
It is a great way to get also the quick time achievement.
WHEN ON THE MINES-RUINS, DO NOT PRESS THE BUTTONS OR YOU WILL CHOKE YOUR SOLDIER, THE GAME WILL PLAY WITH YOUR MIND, SINCE WE PLAYERS GET OBESSED/COMPELED TO PRESS QTEs.