I tried to make sense of it and failed. I have questions about kind of games I like and would like to know games depending on different factors at time. I am lost because the question asked and the answer given doesn't really tell what the consensus was.

It does seem however that game-recommendations is no longer a tag. Am I correct in assuming that this means they're off-topic?


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Game recommendations are off-topic and there's a close option for off-topic -> game/software/hardware recommendations.

  • Upvoted because this answer puts effort into answering concisely.
    – Aequitas
    Oct 28, 2015 at 3:29
  • Upvoted because OP has no delusions about the amount of effort he put into the answer.
    – MrLemon
    Oct 28, 2015 at 17:43

While game-recommendation is a tag that we apparently have (I looked), game recommendations themselves are not on-topic here.

From our list of close reasons: "Questions that ask for recommendations of games, software, or hardware are off topic. For more information on why these sorts of questions don't work here, see "So, what actually is a Game-Rec?" and "Q&A Is Hard. Let's Go Shopping!""

It basically comes down to the fact that stuff like this is really subjective and opinion based. There are a large number of people in this community, and let's say I want games that are like Ocarina of Time. If I ask that, I am going to get a whole lot of different games, and a whole lot of different reasons why someone thinks their suggestion is most like what I am looking for. It's really hard to judge that sort of thing, and we've found that stuff like that really just doesn't work here.

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    Also, voting becomes a popularity contest instead of an objective measure of the answers' worth.
    – MBraedley
    Oct 27, 2015 at 23:39
  • Upvoted, because this answer actually shows signs of effort put into it.
    – Elise
    Oct 28, 2015 at 2:33

They are off-topic because answers on such questions are opinion based.

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