From your error report I'd say you got it right as you died and tried to move at just the right time. Spring any recollections?
Yes that sounds entirely likely. I played for a while last night and enjoyed the game very much. I would have liked a little more variety in baddies for such a long level, though.
Up till now only a few of the games I've played with my Xbox gamepad have had issues with the joysticks being overly sensitive and these always had a way to adjust it in game. Turns out Microsoft never bothered with software to setup the controller which means I'll either have to install 3rd party software for that purpose or I'll adapt to having to move to shoot straight. I'll probably just adapt.