I played Kick Off a hell of a lot and became quite a loyal dovotee of the series. I didn't think football games could get any better than Kick Off 2 and it still is a great game. I couldn't understand all the fuss over the new kid Sensible Soccer. Then I played it. It wasn't Kick Off.
It was better. Personally I find Sensible a much smoother and enjoyable game to play. Going back to Kick Off now just feels dated. Sensible is still as playable as it ever was. One of those games that will always stay great, not because it's the perfect football sim, but because it's one of the most playable games of the 16 bit era.