It's not a step back.Also, people can't be surprised that there is a negative response. People were eagerly awaiting the next step in Rock Band, and this really feels like a step back. I aint hatin', but I hope this isn't the future of Rock Band.
It's a hop backward, a step to the side, then a step forward.
Too bad HMX already did exactly this on the portable platforms. I'll be waiting on pins and needles for a proper Rock Band title to drop. If I can't drum, sing, or guitar, it's not really Rock Band. Thinking of this as a track pack only is OK, but it's still disappointing to know that this is what HMX has been investing work in and that for another year we will definitely not be getting a new Rock Band sequel... and presumably still no support at all for controllers.
I understand trying to drag in new blood by not requiring instruments, but the game has never REQUIRED instruments. I wish they could just give us a RB4 and include standard controller support sort of like this as a feature in the game. Or maybe just made it easier to use the standard controller to play.