07:34 PM - March 30, 2006 by Steve_OS
Shawn Drotar recently had an opportunity to play a beta version of NFL Head Coach. Make sure you read his thoughts on the game and head on over to the Forums, where he is answering questions about it.
"On Wednesday, March 29th, I visited the EA Tiburon studios in central Florida to get a sneak-peek and some hands-on time with NFL Head Coach, a new football title that EA Sports calls "the first-ever 3D sports strategy game".
Hosted by some of EA Sports' top football personnel (Jeremy Strauser, Wendy Spander, Jerrold Smith and Twe Hopkins, among others), it was obvious from the get-go that Electronic Arts is dead serious about creating a new product line to appeal to a different audience than Madden NFL in many respects.
Using a slightly-tweaked Madden engine for the on-field action, NFL Head Coach players will control the action solely from the sidelines. Think it's frustrating missing a last-second field goal in Madden? Try it when you've called the right plays to get you in position to win and Mike Vanderjagt shanks another one without your help on the gamepad..."