Just a Flesh Wound Achievement

  • Just a Flesh Wound

     

    15

    Complete the final round of 5 Finger Filet

    Unlike Tombstone, 5 Finger Filet is pure skill game, where you have to place your hand on a table, palm down, with your fingers spread out while stabbing the area in between your fingers with a sharp knife. The areas you must hit are highlighted on the table as the knife automatically pans over your hand - press the button shown on screen to stab the table at the right time as the knife hovers over the target area. Quick reflexes and pattern recognition are a must if you hope to succeed at this. Note: Round 1-4 is scripted to be the same every time. Round 5, however, is not, which makes it a much more challenging challenge to complete. Good luck!

    For a detailed guide, check out this link. Credit goes to pwningyoursoul.

Comments
  • Red Dead Redemption?
  • It was tedious enough in red dead
  • Monty Python Reference
  • Good man ^ Beat me to it! I think someone was trying to attribute this to Dead Space on the Dead Island list !
  • thanks^
  • Ehh...I hated playing 5 Finger Filet in RDR. Hopefully its not played the same way in Rage.
  • Red Dead...
  • This game was a pain in Red Dead Redemption.
  • Idk what you guys were talking about in RDR this minigame was easy as hell.
  • Good luck for those trying for this one. The first 4 rounds can be gotten easy through studying the pattern and practice, but the 5th and final round is generated randomly. Which means each final round you encounter will be different. You only get 3 strikes until you fail the round, and that just isn't good enough, since most of the times the patterns are right next to each other. I tried pausing the game, which works, but when you resume the game you lose the timing.
  • Yeah, after several tries I found pausing to be the best method for the final round. Hit A and pause at the exact same time. Got it eventually.
  • I agree with #9, I'd pick that minigame over this one any day
  • i stab myself every single time O.o so gay
  • @#13 me too man
  • this achievo can suck it
  • This was a pain in the ass but I got it. Takes a lot of luck & patience on the final round. Just stick with it & you'll get it in time.
  • Where is this located?
  • Hey guys, I just posted a guide on how to get this achievement. If you're still having trouble, have a look and let me know if it helps. http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?p=4556809#post4556809
  • #17 its in the wellspring saloon
  • Easily the hardest achievement in the game for me....screw games who put this in it.
  • @# 20 agreed
  • Just got it! FREAKIN HARD!!!
  • I just want every1 to kno that mini games are lame as shit, and this is a great example right here. getting a ringer on the horseshoes mini game in red dead was a pain in the ass. bowling a turkey in gta4 was a bitch. who in the hell enjoys these? what developer in their right mind thinks, "wow the players will sure love this!"
  • i hate how games put minigames in games for achievements this is absolutely the stupidest achievement ive ever seen it makes as much sense as the tombstones one (all though that was a hell of a lot easier to get) LUCK BASED ACHIEVEMENTS ARE NOT ACHIEVEMTNS THEY ARE ABORTIONS
  • litterally after i post ^^ i get the achievement im glad someone stated the pause technique would not get this other wise next game to put a luck or stupid achievement like this in thier game gets fire bombed
  • I would like to say I had to do this achievement again.... it takes 32 stabs on round 5. The hit start/A same time definitely helps
  • I didn't use the pause deal that some people use but it seriously took me around 2 hours to get this.
  • simply the most difficult achievement in the game.. rather get ass raped by 20 large mutants on nightmare then do this shit
  • Stupid ass achievement. I can breeze through rounds 1-4 easy, but round 5 is just dumb. I dare say it is impossible to beat the last round with no strikes. Still working on this one, and it is making me furious.
  • On round 5 this minigame turns into a joke, i cant do it not even with the pause method im giving up on it beucase its making me soooo mad and wasting my time where i could be doing anything but stabbing myself in the finger constintly and 1 time i got quite far and it went on forever i ended up like hitting 15-20 glowing sections and it still wasnt over
  • This achievement isnt even worth saying that it can "suck my ass". this stupid achievement doesn't even deserve that... 985, here i come.
  • i barely got it took me about an hour and a half never again will i do this never ever again just so dam hard.
  • I got it finally i had a really easy pattern to follow only had like 6 where they was next to each other :) i hate this mini game thanks to round 5 and il never play it again
  • took me freakin like 50 tries. son of a whore! gotta get into a zen like mode. stick to it.
  • MOST ANOYING ACHIEVMENT EVER dont even bother going for it, it will waste your life away.
  • FUCK.....THIS.....SHIT!!!!!
  • tried easily 30 times said FUCK THIS SHIT!!! tried one more time with the strategy of pressing start and a at the same time on the final round after each strike and got it... someone wrote about the strategy in the earlier comments but to clarify yes it does work and it helps tremendously.
  • gotdammit!!!!! this fuckin achievement is pissing me off something fierce!!! im going to try the pause method and see if that works. if you ask me this achievement should be worth more than 15 fuckin gamerscore!!!!
  • I got this with pressing start+a at the same time, it worked a treat
  • This is just a pain. Just keep trying and trying and you'll eventually get it haha.
  • dont know if its just me or what but i popped on the game today and it downloaded an update....then i went back to give this pain in the ass cheevo one last shot and i got it on the first try and it seemed a bit easier.... anyone else notice this?
  • finally..after 1 hour i got it!!!
  • I just got it. A tip for those stuck: remove all auditary stimulus and just focus on the game. Turn off all music and in-game sound or just mute your speakers. Focus on round 5 like you were playing Street Fighter or something. You'll get it eventually.
  • Couldnt there at least be a fucking option of paying 5$ to stay in the current round
  • thanks for the guide
  • I got this so eventually, I could get to round 5 without a strike, and then round five I lost, a lot...But it's easy now.
  • stupid stupid stupid
  • I must reiterate the excellent advice given above... once you get to round 5 just use start+A which makes this a breeze. If you don't follow that advice you run the risk of throwing your controller through the screen.
  • This fucking sucks ass! I just hate this so bad..
  • I finally got this one. Rounds 1-4 I practiced a ton. Round five I did the pause trick and that took about 8 tries. I am a stubborn bastard, but now I am a proud stubborn bastard hehe. A major pain in the ass, but very sweet when you get it. I concentrate on where the red dot is and the pause... Very tough... too tough like I want to smash my controller against the developer's head tough..
  • I gave up on this one. Such a terrible way to end the mini-game in my opinion. I mean, were they really expecting you to be able to complete the 5th round without the Start+A method?
  • Sod this achievement, got 985 im happy
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eEgnbRjIPk&feature=related This is a great strategy to beating it
  • I have tried this for about 4 hours now and I have gotten very close. Round 5 is just a tough break most the time.
  • Siriously not that difficult...
  • the people who came up with this little game are fucken retarded, its way to hard for such little gamerscore! FUCK THE CREATERS AND SEND EM TO HELL!
  • Hahaha I got this in 2 tries today. I don't see how its that hard. Just press A when the red dot is on the lit up area. Easy.
  • Took almost a hour pressing the A button. This game has a great list minus this and just a flesh wound.
  • this friggin took forever even with the start + A.... it didnt always work but maybe i also pressed the bottens to quickly. but its done
  • Just use the pouse metod this metod: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eEgnbRjIPk&feature=related it works great Good look
  • #60 is the way to go. Pretty much a cheat, but hey. This cheev is a pain in the ass.
  • Even with the pause method, you need reflexes lol. It's not as hard as some are suggesting though. Maybe cuz I paused for every hit, every round. It's much less stressful that way, and only takes about 10 minutes of concentration.
  • It's seems to be a very glitchy mini-game as my buttons presses don't always register making this achivement vitually impossible.
  • Finally done it using the pause method. Glad to get that achievement out of the way.
  • #63 game has input lag.
  • This took so many attempts that there should be a hole a mile deep where the table sits. The Achievement Guide says diff. 5/10, this one achievement makes it a 9 out of 10 for me.
  • Tried the pause method and could never time it right coming out of the pause especially if the next stab was just one finger over. Finally managed to get it straight up without pausing. Felt like pure luck. I would definitely rank this 10 out of 10 on the difficulty scale. Now I just need 100% and races but all my saves are either in Captial Prime or just before that mission so the races are shut down. Anyone know if there's a way to get the races done without having to start a whole new game?????
  • This achievement was just a cruel joke put in by iD. This is the second worst minigame i've ever played. I've raged at this so much that I crushed my controller in my hands.
  • this achievement is not luck based. its not even hard idk wtf everyone is bitching about. I thought it was cool, i liked doing it. Did take awhile.. but really only like 15-20 minutes. geez
  • I'm with #36
  • #36 indeed
  • Can confirm that the pause trick works great. Just hit pause immediately after you stab. If you hit them at the same time then sometimes it'll pause before the strike. This causes you to un-pause then stab right after. Took me awhile to figure out what was happening, but once you get the timing down it's cake.
  • Also keep in mind during round five the next random space is always going to be in the opposite direction of the way your hand was going. So look in that direction for the next lit up space. Knowing this saved my ass, or hand I guess, and snagged me the achievement.
  • man, i got this but since this dum bug that happened today all my achievements for the game gone.
  • Fuck Id Software, Fuck Rage, Fuck this achievement...was enjoying this game, but they fucking blew it on a stupid mini game that has no bearing on the game in general..... Achievements aren't everything, but when they are this damn aggrivating you can't help but think that the developers did this on purpose...
  • holy crap! i finally got it! after a day and a half of trying it on my own i tried the pause trick. took some getting used to, as you have to keep two timings in your head, the actual stabbing and the microsecond that u have to push A before the pause button. and i had trouble with the section in between the thumb and index finger oddly enough, but after 20 mins of this trick i got it! dont lose hope, it is doable! good luck guys
  • This piece of shit is keeping me from completing last three achievements in the game. I want to throw the controller against the wall. I have everything except this and it is keeping me from Minigamer and Obsessive Compulsive. What kind of autistic asshole would want to do this for fun? Fuck you Bethesda.
  • Dear Id, I am not a robot. After a few hours I can't get past round four. Forget this achievement, and forget this game. I'm glad I bought this used.
  • @77 You only need to complete round 1 for minigamer/excessive compulsive. Cash out after round 1. I've got 1-4 down but just can't get the timings right using start/A for round 5. Fuck it!
  • thanks 72
  • Lol just reading all the last few comments and I can see this being a proper 'launch your controller up the wall' moment! Unless you're Bishop from Aliens I guess... Apologies if anyone's already done the 'Aliens' reference. I guess the only way to be sure is to take off and nuke the si...wait, no forget it.
  • I fuckin hate this ach. worst in the game, worst in a while even!
  • Took me just under 2 hours to get this, I think the game is named Rage ironically for this achievement. But it got easier with practice, and the pause method definitely makes it easier. I learned that pushing A and pause simultaneously screws with the rhythm a bit. If you hit pause straight after, a millisecond or two, it gives the knife time to lift up and gives you a wee bit better gauge of where it is again. The only reason it is difficult is because of when two are adjacent, and you tend to hit either too early or too late, hitting A about a second after pause seemed to get most of these. It DOES get easier when you get the hang of the pause, but fuck, I'd tickle this achievement's nutsack with a chainsaw anyday.
  • im ashamed to say it, but i had to give up on this one
  • Not sure if this piece of info is relevant or helpful in any way, but I counted the stabs for some of the rounds (To keep my nerves steeled) Round 1 consists of 11 stabs. Round 4 consists of 25 stabs. Round 5 consists of 32 stabs*. *This is of course assuming that the number of stabs is scripted. Keep trying to those of you who are frustrated, it just takes patience and practice.
  • And now I read the comments about the pause trick... Not sure if I should feel stupid for not looking for a trick, or proud for doing it without.
  • Another trick that helped me was zooming in slightly on your TV. I'm using a Sony Bravia TV which has widescreen zoom, helps alot,. Still, couldn't have don't it without the pause trick. #86.....hehehe, I wasted an 45 minutes b4 looking on here for tips.
  • If any of you are having the same problem I did when using the pause method, that sometimes your button presses don't register, try flipping your pad upside down for round 5. I found that it was screwing up for me because when pressing both buttons, I was slightly quicker with my left thumb. flipping the pad upside down puts your left thumb on A and right thumb on start, meaning that, if like me your left thumb was slightly faster, you'll always be getting button press in before pause. Doing it this way I got it on my 2nd try, and I only screwed up the first try because my timing was bad, my button presses counted every time. Also, in case anyone worried about this, because you're pressing both buttons every time, there's no risk of getting it mixed up if you play it with the pad flip
  • Finally got it!!!!! After about 2 hours! Never wanna see a game of 5 finger filet again!
  • i counted my attempts..26. Not that bad just get into the rhythm of each round and you'll be sorted.
  • I think some players are exaggerating how difficult this achievement is. It's not a walk in the park but I wouldn't say it's hyperdifficult either. Took me about 20 mins maybe? You just have to really focus and try to keep your reflexes in check. Agreed with #87 about sitting close to your screen. That helped me IMMENSELY, helps you react quicker seeing exactly how much space you've got. Good luck to anyone still trying this one, just keep at it!
  • Snapped the disc in half. Smashed up the case and threw it all out the window while roaring at the top of my lungs. This game along with anyone involved in its creation can burn in hell
  • JOY, JOY, JOY!! FINALLY unlocked it. But only thanks to pause + A. Great guide by pwningyoursoul but, like others have mentioned, pause needs to be pressed like 2 milliseconds after rather than at the same time. Makes the world of difference! Can no get on and enjoy playing through the campaign and Scorchers DLC on ultra nighmare! :-D
  • I was able to do this one without the pause trick, but god I hated this game. Doing the same exact 4 rounds to build up to the 5th sucked.
  • Done on my second attempt, not to sure what the fuss is about
  • Lol. This achievement is too easy.
  • Hands down most annoying achievement I've ever done. Anyone saying its easy is full of shit.
  • Start+A was a godsend. It's the only way I could get it
  • Done on my second attempt, almost two years after launch! I got lucky and only had one or two stabs that were adjacent in the final round. Of course, I used Start+A (in case you are stuck. Hitting A and start will cut as the stab, and when paused it shows you the next one.
  • fuck, without start + A it's impossible, finally got it
  • Hate those cheevos this difficult! Can't even reach round five. Gonna try the pause technique...
  • THis is a perfect example of a bullshit unreasonable achievment.It shows something is flawed when you can do the first 4 rounds in your sleep but fail to complete the 5th round ONCE....ONCE. Doing this legit is 100% luck....its just too darn hard to hit one right next to eachother when the 5th pattern is random....even WITH the pause trick doing ones right next to eachother is hard. The only way to do this is to cheat with the pause trick or get lucky. Just to prove a point I can do the 1st two rounds with my eyes closed....but have failed the 5th maybe 100 times all together
  • I've been working on this cheevo for far to long. I stopped playing the game for almost 2 years because of it. Gave it another shot today... Well, I'd like to offer up Xbox live $$$ card or ca$h to anyone who lives in the greater Seattle area and would be willing to help me out. I want to be done with this game! GT: Se7enPsykopaths
  • I've been working on this cheevo for far to long. I stopped playing the game for almost 2 years because of it. Gave it another shot today... Well, I'd like to offer up Xbox live $$$ card or ca$h to anyone who lives in the greater Seattle area and would be willing to help me out. I want to be done with this game! GT: Se7enPsykopaths
  • Wow, I've never seen so much frustration over an achievement from everyone on this forum. It's really not that difficult with a little practice and a lot of focus. It can be reasonably done without the pause method, it just requires something that seems to be in short supply amongst gamers these days: patience. God forbid the dev's put a somewhat challenging achievement into a game. Do all of you really want nothing but cakewalk achievements in your games? Just practice and focus and get the thing done, that's all it takes for christ sake.

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