Did you miss a Video Game Librarian Pick of the Week this month?
Don’t worry, I’ve gathered them all together right here, so you can fill your shelves with the best games this Summer…
Week of June 1, 2015
The Video Game Librarian Pick of the Week was Splatoon (Wii U), Nintendo’s entry into the team-based shooter category. But instead of gruff military guys, Splatoon is populated by kids who have the ability to transform into squids. They use this power to literally paint the map and the object isn’t to get the most kills (though you can still do that), but to cover more of the floor with your team’s color.
Week of June 8, 2015
No Game Picked
Week of June 15, 2015
The Video Game Librarian Pick of the Week was Lego Jurassic World (3DS, PS3, PS4, Vita, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One), a game adaptation of the four Jurassic Park films using Lego bricks. The “Lego _____” series has produced hit-after-hit and they’re popular with kids, families, and adults. Not only are the games in the series easy to pick up, but they’re often very funny too. The new film broke all sorts of box office records and I’ve got equally high hopes for the game.
Week of June 22, 2015
The Video Game Librarian Pick of the Week was Payday 2: Crimewave Edition (PS4, Xbox One), more or less by default. Game publishers typically avoid releasing new titles during the E3 Expo and Overkill’s cooperative heist sim was this week’s only retail release. That said, its gotten great reviews and is a good choice for players looking for something different from the Call of Duty/Halo crowd.
Week of June 29, 2015
The Video Game Librarian Pick of the Week was Batman: Arkham Knight (PS4, Xbox One), the finale of Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham. Following up on the critically-acclaimed (and very popular) Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, Arkham Knight follows Batman as he battles an army of supervillains led by Scarecrow.