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Telltale employees review Jurassic Park; give it perfect scores 18 Nov, 2011 / 12 comments

Jurassic Park hasn't fared supremely well with mainstream reviewers, but, as reported by The Escapist, Telltale's employees aren't shy about showing their love for the game.

Apparently some perfect user scores showed up on Metacritic, accompanied by reviews calling Jurassic Park the best thing to have happened to anybody ever. Long story short: The reviewers were -- dam dam dam! -- Telltale employees. Telltale employees who didn't identify themselves as such.

So. There's some sort of statement about it all from Telltale in the aforementioned article, but it's obvious to most of us that it's in bad form for developers to review their own games, particularly when they don't identify themselves as employees of the company.

Sad, really, and it doesn't really help piquing people's interest in the game.

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    jp-30 on 22 Nov, 2011, 07:46…

    hierohero

    oh for the days of Jake, Emily & Tabacco!



    has Jake left too?
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    bgbennyboy on 19 Nov, 2011, 13:12…

    Shmargin

    hierohero

    oh for the days of Jake, Emily & Tabacco!



    You mean for the days when the site was still funny?

    *ZING!*



    When the podcast returns, you deserve to be mocked mercilessly for that ;
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    Shmargin on 19 Nov, 2011, 05:45…

    hierohero

    oh for the days of Jake, Emily & Tabacco!



    You mean for the days when the site was still funny?

    *ZING!*
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    Scummbuddy on 19 Nov, 2011, 04:31…
    I've just finished the first chapter and have enjoyed it quite a lot. I won't normally put up with quick time events, but the story and characters are enjoyable and I look forward to the next chapter.
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    hierohero on 19 Nov, 2011, 02:43…
    oh for the days of Jake, Emily & Tabacco!
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    hierohero on 19 Nov, 2011, 02:40…
    hmm there is a lot of strange things going on over at telltale lately...
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    Sopabuena on 19 Nov, 2011, 01:29…
    That's too bad for Telltale, I've yet to play JP, but this and the whole sheepgate is not helping them at all. I really liked Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse, it was one of the best adventure games I've played in the last few years. I also enjoyed Puzzle Agent. I had high hopes for BTF and JP (and even Puzzle Agent 2), especially being a fan of the movies, but the demos and reviews didn't make me want to play them at all. They still have like 3 ongoing projects, and I'm a little worried about those too.
    It's funny how they own employees say on their Metacritic reviews that they are not aiming for a game that wins awards or a game with good graphics. Well, maybe they should. We know they can tell a story and be witty. Now they need to do a great game.
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    Sopabuena on 19 Nov, 2011, 00:10…
    This is pretty lame, and their excuse is even lamer:

    Telltale

    Telltale Games do not censor or muzzle its employees in what they post on the internet. 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.

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    Kroms on 18 Nov, 2011, 21:16…
    Only when you get caught.
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    ThunderPeel2001 on 18 Nov, 2011, 19:26…
    Next you'll be trying to tell me it's "bad form" to bribe magazine reviewers.
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    Kroms on 18 Nov, 2011, 18:46…
    Addendum: these are newer employees. I doubt this was something issued by management, like what (I think) happened with Dragon Age II. Maybe they just got really excited about their project and did this without knowing what it would do.
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    Kroms on 18 Nov, 2011, 18:36…
    I'm sure this sort of thing happens all the time, but it's still wrong. *sigh* TTG kind of need to get their act together.

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