Had a quick try of the game, post patch, and there is a definite improvement. Better sound, a decent tutorial and a skill selector for AI games.
Patch hasn't changed much for me, it's still a really poor game unfortunately. I played a few games last night, then switched to SWOS on an Amiga emulator and SWOS walks all over KOR. And SWOS is 22 years old!
We do agree that SWOS isn't better than Kick Off 2 though don't we !?!
I went from kick-off 2 to Sensible Soccer/SWOS and then back to Goal. Sensi was fun, but it got too predictable and too easy to score. Had much better matches on KO2 and Goal. Playing Kick Off Revival last night felt a lot more like proper Kick Off than it did before the patch. It has the potential to be better than Kick Off due to the full analogue controls. People don't have the patience to learn games these days. It took ages to get decent at Kick Off games. There's always more than a touch of rose tinted spectacles when remembering retro titles.
I'd argue that opposite, people will see a poor game being good because they have such love for the series that they'll only see the positives with rose tinted glasses.
You see it an awful lot with PES in particular with people sticking with it and swearing each year is amazing despite so many others disagreeing.
Only if you're mental! SWOS was amazing, the depth has never been matched and the gameplay sublime.
Miss the days of being able to play 4-5 seasons in a day! Now it's 4-5 months to play a season in Fifa!
Well I think what we have now is a proper game, it feels very much more finished (if a little light on content).
I just wish online wasn't dead