Did Dust: An Elysian Tale make you cry? I only ask because I'm maybe halfway through and wonder if I should finish it.
It didn't, but yeah, definitely finish it. I liked the ending for sure.
Digital: A Love Story is a fantastic, emotional little story set across a series of BBSs in the late 80s. It's short enough to play in one session. If it sits with you for as long as it did with me, Christine Love has a few other games that tackle similar themes. Don't Take It Personally, Babe, It Just Ain't Your Story is a favorite of mine.
I agree, Don't take it personally was pretty good. I tried to play Digital, but there's a gamebreaking bug that I got, which I did not try and fix yet.
NIER, in addition to being criminally underplayed, is one of the most depressing games I have ever played. The music is one of, if not the, greatest video game soundtrack I have ever heard and if you're a sucker for strong Father-Daughter relationships then you'll be in tears multiple times.
I will definitely check out Nier then!
Lost Odyssey ---> Whole game had me bawling. Every 1,000 Year Dream scenario I think at --the least-- got me tearing up. I think this is my "emotion game" fo' sho.
Okami's ending had be bawling.
Transistor had some spots, but the ending definitely got me.
The Darkness 1 (Jenny's stuff)
These games will touch yo' heart. But I'm a sap.
I haven't heard of Lost Odyssey before, gonna check that out for sure! I picked up Okami HD for the PS3, but haven't gotten around to it yet, since I hear it's a pretty long game.
Great suggestions so far, keep 'em coming!