This is the Greatest Button-Press In all of Video Gaming

QTEs, or Quick Time Events, are a way for video games to let the player feel like they're interacting during a mostly cinematic sequence.

They're slightly controversial, because many argue they're barely "gaming" at all; you're just pressing some buttons while the real action takes place solely on the screen.

There's no controversy about this QTE, though, found at the end of Ace Combat: Assault Horizon. It's just...awesome.

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Best QTE Ever - Ace Combat: Assault Horizon [Giant Bomb]


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[QTE are] "slightly controversial, because many argue they're barely 'gaming' at all; you're just pressing some buttons while the real action takes place solely on the screen."

I completely agree with this, and it's the argument I use that Rock Band/Guitar Hero/etc. are not "games." People always disagree with me. I'm sure someone here will as well. Yet, I stand by my point.