Don't do it homes, we spent the better part of an hour trying to fly the bird-thing in the race at the beginning. it was dumb.
... I mean it probably didn't help that I hopped into it without knowing how it all worked and said 8 yo is her mother's child and didn't bother to read the damn instructions beforehand. But, y'know. Motion controls are gimmicky and stupid and I hate them. It has nothing to do with the fact that I suck at them and everything to do with them being bad no-good etc.
ASIDES from being a terrible role model, I've been playing Dawn of Man in between bouts of being busy/not. It's a decent sim, but it's very... automated. in some respects it's nice but I wish it gave the player more ability to tweak some of the smaller aspects.
I haven't looked into mods yet, maybe there's something that allows for a bit more micromanagement.