FIFA 08 PS3 and Xbox 360 developer blog #03

Factors to Consider
When you line up a shot, there are a number of factors that you need to consider:

Ball Speed
The greater the speed of the ball when you hit it, the less accurate the kick. Consider whether you should control the ball first before taking your chance. Remember – players that are naturally good at volleys are more likely to hit a difficult ball with precision.

Ball Height
Volleys are spectacular but a difficult skill to pull out of the bag. Overhead kicks are even harder and rarely work out. Maybe you should chest the ball down if you can't get a good header in.

Ball Bounce
If the ball bounces just before you hit it, all the factors that make it difficult to get it on target are multiplied.

Kick Power
The harder you hit the ball, the less accurate you can be – which is why a 40 yard shot on target is so impressive.