Summary: I bought this product for my son who loves the game. However, I bought it used and it keeps freezing up in the middle of the game. I am not disappointed with my purchase in that I pretty much bought it for just shipping but it lends to the old addage "you get what you pay for.
Summary: I see the game is getting crappy reviews. I got to say I have had a ball with it. Interviewing new coaches is pretty frustrating, and your Scouting Director is an idiot, that I will admit. I find it refreshing not to have to control the players during the game. Calling plays, instructing player strategies without hitting the square button and the triangle to initiate a superhuman move to gain 5 more yards.
Summary: I've only had this game for a short while, but am buying a copy for my brother, as we're both serious football junkies. He's at the stage now where every game of Madden he plays is an 80-point blowout - time to move on. I read through these reviews first, and I have just one thing to say: It's the attack of the ADD Generation!!!
Summary: After nearly 12 hours of game play I got my "first" team to training camp, before I noticed some problems. I saved often (that and the load screens took so much time) and backtracked with a few coordinator hires and did the draft twice. Finally, I realized that I could change my weekly schedule around (except for office time and meetings). This was a great feature for practices, especially more WR/DB drills to help out my rookie QB stats.
Summary: Head coach is a new game that is solely based around the life of a head coach. If you like strategy games and love football, this game will be for you. This game may not be for everyone though. It is basically the epitome of all behind-the-scenes tactics in football. This game is more about outsmarting everyone by building your team and becoming a successful coach in the NFL. The game begins with you creating your coach so that it may look as you choose for him to look.