Originally Posted by DeskLaser
Has anyone heard anything on if the strategy guide is worth getting? Keep in mind I practically know nothing about pre-play adjustments, etc. All I know about related to those are that you can flick the right stick to flip the running play direction, and that I can push X to bring up some quick audibles in case someone does a no huddle. I have tried experimenting with O-Line shifts in the past, but it seems as if they have always never done anything. For example, I choose pinch, and I still get sacked immediately after the snap for a play action (which happens every single time I pick a play action, no matter if I try an O-Line shift or not).
I grabbed the strategy guide for $10 this morning when I picked up my pre-order from Best Buy. I've only glanced through it briefly, but I can't say that I wasn't entirely impressed with what I saw. Flipping through the book, it seemed like it was mostly fluff.
I too was hoping there would be a lot around pre-play adjustments; however, what I found was as basic as: "Have three pre-chosen running plays for audibles. If the defense is stacked to the left, use a running play to the right. If the defense is spread across the field, run it up the middle. etc."
For $10 I don't feel too bad with the purchase, but there is no way I'd pay full retail for it.