yeah, you basically trade power for accuracy (e.g. for curling a shot around the keeper into the corner of the net). not that effective in previous games as you're rarely given the time and space to consistently execute it effectively.
FIFA 10 was pretty simple with finesse shots. World cup 10, if you didn't have a striker with a finishing rating of 83 or higher, you would struggle 50% of the time with finesse shots, let alone a laces shot. --- PSN: Fulham_FC
I found that in 10 finesse shot was automatic with some, and garbage with others. It all depended on the player. Not sure of how the ratings worked into it. For example with Messi i struggled to score with it. With robinho I could put it in almost every time.
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