I made a mistake. I asked This Question, which is clearly against the faqs listed, and for that I'm sorry (I have already flagged it for deletion). But I don't understand why this site doesn't have room for a discussion of mechanics between games. I understand that gaming is a wide scope, but I'm not asking a question about a wide enough array of games to swamp the post with more information than is legible. I'm not asking for opinions, or subjective facts. I am asking for games other users have found with similar mechanics to the ones I listed. I am looking for something fact based, that I haven't been able to readily find answers for myself in more than 3 years of research.

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I'm looking for more games that do that, especially ones that focus on meaningful choices and lasting progression.

This is a "game catalogue" question. We looked hard at them and game recommendation questions, held a vote and called them off the island. :)

  • I see. They lost by 4 votes. Well, I suppose that at least is something... Far from a majority, but plurality will have to do.
    – Rhylok
    Commented May 8, 2012 at 6:53
  • @Rhylok Actually it won by 27 votes as the +58 answer "doesn't count" (see the blockquote at the top)
    – badp
    Commented May 8, 2012 at 7:24
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    @Rhylok If you go through all the questions with the game-recommendations tag here on Meta, you'll see that it wasn't just a single voting instance that determined the fate of those questions. It was a discussion that lasted months, with strong opinions on both sides. Ultimately, it was determined better for the site's health as a whole to deem them off-topic. There were several problems inherent with game-rec questions that made them an ill fit for our Q&A system. It was not a decision that was made lightly by the community, trust me.
    – FAE
    Commented May 8, 2012 at 11:20
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    33 votes even, since the downvotes didn't count. So it was 78 to 45, which is probably as close to consensus as we have ever come on this site.
    – bwarner
    Commented May 8, 2012 at 13:19

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