Speaking of general consensus, some people aren't able to load the game past the Bluepoint engine logo or unable to load matches or generally play offline being stuck on the character loading screen after selection. However, some are able to get into the offline content but are unable to access online play with some sort of connection error whilst others aren't able to get in online and if so, it's buggy up there with the patch.
All in all, it's quite the technical mess this patch has caused and at a random effect above across the board. Thus, there's no other choice but to wait for Superbot to clean things up or if you're impatient, just delete the patch for now, disconnect yourself from the internet and you should at least be able to play the offline portion of the game.
One does not simply state a reasonable, negative opinion on GameFAQS without being called a troll.