I'm still very happy with King of Fighters XIV, and although I can't find that many people that actually play it, it's still getting plenty of love from SNK and the community at large. Part of that passion from the former group has taken form in a 1.10 update, mostly developed to address one of the chief concerns of XIV -- it's off-putting look.
Now every single character has been touched-up graphically, two new color variations for each fighter have been added, and other bugs have been squashed. In other news you can still pick up a free Athena throwback costume on the PSN until January 22.
I hope we keep seeing reactive patches for KOF, and when XV rolls around, that it'll gain a bigger following. It's one of my favorite fighters at the moment despite the huge downgrade from the classic spritework.