Developer Telltale caught fiddling Metacritic scores

Ben Parfitt
Developer Telltale caught fiddling Metacritic scores

At least two developers employed at Californian studio Telltale Games wrote glowing reviews for their new game under the guise of impartial consumers.

A user interface artist at Telltale, as well as a cinematic artist, both gave their game a perfect user score on reviews aggregator Metacritic.

One described the game as “a mix between Heavy Rain & LA Noire”, and appears to have made the same comment two days later in a separate review under a different name.

Five perfect-score user reviews were published within two days of the game’s release. At the same time, there had been only a single authorised professional review published on the site.

Develop has a lot more detail on the whole sorry saga.

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