Not every game has dungeons. It would be kind of silly to imagine a group of EVE Online
starships traveling through moldy corridors and slaughtering orcs (but also kind of awesome). But the idea of having an area with paced enemy encounters and big bosses certainly isn't novel. World of Warcraft
calls them dungeons, Star Wars: The Old Republic
calls them flashpoints, Dungeons & Dragons Online
calls them lots of different things, and they're all a chance for players to group up and enjoy some content.
Sometimes it's not really enjoyable, though. The mechanics don't work or aren't fun. The fights require a lot more luck than skill. You don't have visual cues that are pretty much necessary to understand what's happening. If a game has dungeon, it always has some that aren't as good as the others. So what dungeons do you hate in a game that you otherwise love? Are they agreed by the community to be horrible, or are they usually beloved dungeons that you just can't stand personally?
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