Budget titles that veer off into less comfortably known subgenres tend to be a risk, ones that are even up-front about being decidedly “lo-fi” in their look even moreso. With a focus on exploring alien landscapes in search of unique creatures and trying to get pictures of them, the first-person play in Cellular Harvest is pretty simple and certainly low-stress on a general level, save for some frustrations with clipping or working your 3D platforming skills with its somewhat lackluster controls. The real challenge here is that there are other takes on this general format (even with the low-poly look) already out there on the eShop and on pretty well on all fronts the likes of a title like Morphite really stand out as being more refined in terms of both the visuals and general play. I suppose the laid back nature of taking your time to poke around could be refreshing for the right crowd, but the lack of overall ambition and polish makes it tough to recommend.
Justin Nation, Score: