It's rare a game moves me to cry, but the moment children are involved, all bets are off. The nearest sentimental TV commercial about a tissue box set to sappy orchestral music can and will destroy me, but for whatever reason, holding a controller puts a strange distance between me and a story. This was not the case, however, in Before Your Eyes, a new game whose big hook is that scenes end and the story moves forward when the player blinks their eyes. A real blink, too, because here, your eyes are being watched by the same webcam you're been using for Zoom meetings this past year.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/m7eq43/before-your-eyes-uses-a-webcam-to-craft-an-emotionally-devastating-story