Believing that complete sentences, proper punctuation and correct spelling found in these gushing reviews was too good to be from the average gamer, GameSpot
decided to do some detective work, and after a quick Google search of the usernames, their suspicions were confirmed.
One of the reviewers is a user interface artist and another a cinematic artist. Both were relatively new employees at Telltale Games, according to their LinkedIn profiles.
"Telltale Games do not censor or muzzle its employees in what they post on the internet," said a Telltale representative when asked about company policy on posting user reviews.
"It is being communicated internally that anyone who posts in an industry forum will acknowledge that they are a Telltale employee. In this instance, two people who were proud of the game they worked on, posted positively on Metacritic under recognizable online forum and XBLA account names."
This isn't the first time something like this has happened. In March, a BioWare developer posted a glowing 10/10 user review for Dragon Age 2, saying: "Anything negative you'll see about this game is an overreaction of personal preference."