I want to update. After reading another post it fixed itself with a restart. Weird, but effective. Controller works.
I also cannot use my gamepad I use with no problems for every other game. I use a Wii U Pro controller with a mayfly adapter that makes it recognized as a 360 controller. Like I said, it works fine with every othger game I have but this game wont recognize it. Really, really disappointing that it works for low budget garbage games but not this.