So, I finally broke down and got one of the SF4 fighting pads to play this on XBOX 360 because I found it completely uplayable with the standard XBOX 360 controller. Now, before anybody turns this into a “That controller sucks, get XYZ Joystick,” I just wanted to say that I think the problem lies in the game itself. The first thing I noticed (and this is playing OFFLINE) is that it’s still difficult to do the Forward, Down, Down-Forward motions as well as consistently do Hadokens.
Now, the reason I think it’s the game, is that I loaded up the old DEAD OR ALIVE 4 disc and stroll into training mode and have absolutely ZERO PROBLEM spamming out FORWARD, DOWN, DOWN-FORWARD and FORWARD, DOWN-FORWARD, FORWARD moves. On the training menu for DOA 4, it logs your inputs and I easily (and quickly ) input any command I wanted without missing. Not the case at all in HD Remix where it feels like you have to overcompensate every move. I also tried out the demos of Marvel vs Capcom 2 and Samurai Showdown 2 and didn’t have the problem.