Actions with this trait allow you to follow up earlier attacks. An action with the press trait can be used only if you are currently affected by a multiple attack penalty. Some actions with the press trait also grant an effect on a failure. The effects that are added on a failure don’t apply on a critical failure. If your press action succeeds, you can choose to apply the failure effect instead.
I'm asking this in regards to the Fighter's "Exacting Strike".
I understand that if I "fail" my second attack (which would be an Exacting Strike), that my third attack would still be at a -5.
What I am wondering is referencing the last part of what I quoted. If I apply the failure effect on a successful attack, does that mean I fail the attack as well? Or does it possibly mean that I succeed the attack and get the effect of Exacting Strike as well?
Either way, I like the ability, just wanted to see if there is an additional perk to the obvious one.