The hunting, dueling, trading and whaling are also leave a lot to be desired. EA truly missed several opportunities here for some interesting minigames, but instead, all these actions are completely automatic. Even going after a Great Bear sees your monarch disappearing into the thick forest with no indication that he’s even doing anything beyond a slow increase in EXP. Dueling is even more boring as your sims change into their armor and you’re left to watch them hack away at their opponent as their stamina bars decrease. At higher levels, you can select your Sim’s stance and suggest a move or two but neither action really makes much difference.