They actually updated the PC version a few years ago - you can go into the settings and put the game in "controller mode", which then gives you the same interface as the console version and works with pretty much any controller (I use an Xbox One pad and it works great).Well at least I can use a controller. I remember that being an issue with the PC version. I used all kinds of things like Xpadder to play with a controller. Will be nice to have a console interface with controller.
For what it's worth.