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Summary

Dysfunctional Systems is an episodic visual novel chronicling the life of Winter Harrison. Having long become comfortable with her utopian society, Winter is surprised to learn that there are other worlds in other planes of existence. These worlds are quite different from hers, ranging from troubled, to dystopian, to futuristic or fantastical. However, they are all riddled with problems that, if not resolved, may adversely affect her home world. She is chosen to become a "mediator", charged with the maintenance of order in these chaotic planes, and so enters a vocational school for training. Episode 1 details her second shadowing of a seasoned mediator, only a few weeks into her first year. She and her mentor enter a world seemingly much like their own, except for this issue of "poverty" with which Winter has difficulty understanding...

Analogue: A Hate Story
Analogue: A Hate Story
22%
Tags
  • AI Heroine
  • Birthrate Decline
  • Player as a Character
Rating 7.091,042 Users
Hate Plus
Hate Plus
18%
Tags
  • Player as a Character
  • AI Heroine
  • Birthrate Decline
Rating 7.07398 Users
World End Economica
World End Economica
15%
Tags
  • Moon
  • Coming-of-Age Drama
  • Corporations
Rating 7.34507 Users
Juniper
Juniper's Knot
15%
Tags
  • Demon Protagonist
  • Unnamed Protagonist
  • Unlockable Concept Art
Rating 7.09885 Users
Narcissu
Narcissu
14%
Tags
  • Dying Protagonist
  • Health Issues
  • Road Trip
Rating 7.513,534 Users
Narcissu Side 2nd
Narcissu Side 2nd
14%
Tags
  • Nurse Support Character
  • Sickly Protagonist
  • Driver Heroine
Rating 7.501,356 Users
Always Remember Me
Always Remember Me
14%
Tags
  • Fiance Hero
  • Non-Japanese Voice Acting
  • Writer Protagonist
Rating 6.02308 Users
Manken!
Manken!
13%
Tags
  • Slice of Life Comedy
  • Simulation Game
  • Friendship
Rating 6.17203 Users
Heileen: Sail Away
Heileen: Sail Away
11%
Tags
  • Ship
  • Female Friend
  • Strong Female Protagonist
Rating 5.32136 Users
Totsugeki! Ningen Sensha =War of the Human Tanks=
Totsugeki! Ningen Sensha =War of the Human Tanks=
11%
Tags
  • Multiple Songs
  • Multiple Credit Rolls
  • Turn Based Strategy Game
Rating 6.46106 Users
Bionic Heart
Bionic Heart
11%
Tags
  • Dystopia
  • Yangire Heroine
  • Voiced Narration
Rating 5.6373 Users
Magical Diary: Horse Hall
Magical Diary: Horse Hall
10%
Tags
  • Magic School
  • Bisexual Hero
  • Skin Option
Rating 6.92387 Users
Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~
Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~
10%
Tags
  • Gaijin Protagonist
  • Modern Day Tokyo
  • Modern Day Shibuya
Rating 6.251,103 Users
Shan Gui
Shan Gui
10%
Tags
  • Modern Day China
  • Non-Japanese Voice Acting
  • Friendship
Rating 5.74287 Users
Loren The Amazon Princess
Loren The Amazon Princess
10%
Tags
  • Slave Protagonist
  • Elves
  • Difficulty Settings
Rating 6.66206 Users
Cinders
Cinders
10%
Tags
  • Fairy Tale
  • Knight Hero
  • Strong Female Protagonist
Rating 6.94211 Users
Heileen 2: The Hands of Fate
Heileen 2: The Hands of Fate
10%
Tags
  • Hero with Naked Top
  • Island
  • Past
Rating 5.7880 Users
Dysfunctional Systems Episode 0: Orientation
Dysfunctional Systems Episode 0: Orientation
10%
Tags
  • Boarding School
  • Future Setting in a Fictional World
  • Infodumping
Rating 5.6221 Users
Train of Afterlife
Train of Afterlife
10%
Tags
  • Trains
  • Ghost Support Character
  • Password System
Rating 6.07103 Users
Heileen 3: New Horizons
Heileen 3: New Horizons
10%
Tags
  • Pirate Hero
  • Pirate Heroine
  • Pirates
Rating 5.8445 Users
The Flower Shop: Winter in Fairbrook
The Flower Shop: Winter in Fairbrook
10%
Tags
  • Modern Day United States of America
  • Plants & Flowers
  • Gauge Display
Rating 6.23135 Users
dUpLicity ~Uso no Saki ni Aru Mono~
dUpLicity ~Uso no Saki ni Aru Mono~
10%
Tags
  • Clone Hero
  • Multiple Route Mystery
  • Lots of Event CGs
Rating 5.4836 Users
The Flower Shop: Summer in Fairbrook
The Flower Shop: Summer in Fairbrook
10%
Tags
  • Farmer Protagonist
  • Librarian Heroine
  • Plants & Flowers
Rating 5.86123 Users
Manken! I! My! Girls!
Manken! I! My! Girls!
9%
Tags
  • Slice of Life Comedy
  • High School
  • Female Protagonist
Rating 5.7261 Users
Juniper
Juniper's Knot
30%
Tags
  • Demon Protagonist
  • Unnamed Protagonist
  • Unlockable Concept Art
Rating 7.09885 Users
Dysfunctional Systems Episode 0: Orientation
Dysfunctional Systems Episode 0: Orientation
20%
Tags
  • Boarding School
  • Future Setting in a Fictional World
  • Infodumping
Rating 5.6221 Users
Analogue: A Hate Story
Analogue: A Hate Story
18%
Tags
  • AI Heroine
  • Birthrate Decline
  • Player as a Character
Rating 7.091,042 Users
Hate Plus
Hate Plus
14%
Tags
  • Player as a Character
  • AI Heroine
  • Birthrate Decline
Rating 7.07398 Users
Fault Milestone One
Fault Milestone One
14%
Tags
  • In Medias Res
  • Bodyguard Protagonist
  • Journey
Rating 7.34877 Users
Cradle Song
Cradle Song
14%
Tags
  • Genre Shift
  • Virtual Reality
  • Musician Protagonist
Rating 6.4046 Users
World End Economica
World End Economica
13%
Tags
  • Moon
  • Coming-of-Age Drama
  • Corporations
Rating 7.34507 Users
The 39 Steps
The 39 Steps
12%
Tags
  • Past British Isles
  • 20th Century
  • Espionage
Rating 6.1533 Users
Fault Milestone 2 Jou (Side: Above)
Fault Milestone 2 Jou (Side: Above)
11%
Tags
  • In Medias Res
  • Science Fantasy
  • Organised Corruption
Rating 7.77587 Users
Planetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~
Planetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~
11%
Tags
  • Rain
  • Future Earth
  • Post Apocalyptic Earth
Rating 7.914,316 Users
Digital: A Love Story
Digital: A Love Story
11%
Tags
  • Operating System Simulation
  • 80's
  • Hacking
Rating 6.87552 Users
Narcissu
Narcissu
11%
Tags
  • Dying Protagonist
  • Health Issues
  • Road Trip
Rating 7.513,534 Users
Katawa Shoujo
Katawa Shoujo
11%
Tags
  • Disabled Heroine
  • In-game Sexual Content Toggle
  • Sex Involving Amputees
Rating 7.829,832 Users
An Octave Higher
An Octave Higher
10%
Tags
  • Science Fantasy
  • Slums
  • Magic/ESP Combat
Rating 6.6771 Users
Sunrider: Mask of Arcadius
Sunrider: Mask of Arcadius
10%
Tags
  • Captain Protagonist
  • Officer Protagonist
  • Starship Combat
Rating 6.90576 Users
Narcissu Side 2nd
Narcissu Side 2nd
10%
Tags
  • Nurse Support Character
  • Sickly Protagonist
  • Driver Heroine
Rating 7.501,356 Users
Yousei
Yousei
10%
Tags
  • University
  • Unlockable Concept Art
  • Glasses Option
Rating 6.81114 Users
Kansei
Kansei
10%
Tags
  • Channeling
  • Twins as Support Characters
  • Unlockable Concept Art
Rating 6.76182 Users
Phenomeno - Mitsurugi Yoishi wa Kowagaranai
Phenomeno - Mitsurugi Yoishi wa Kowagaranai
10%
Tags
  • Haunted House
  • Occult Club
  • Modern Day Tokyo
Rating 7.331,135 Users
Saya no Uta
Saya no Uta
10%
Tags
  • Gore Filter
  • Antihero Protagonist
  • Save Memo Function
Rating 8.128,939 Users
Steins;Gate
Steins;Gate
10%
Tags
  • Chuunibyou Protagonist
  • Ladder Structure
  • Modern Day Akihabara
Rating 8.996,339 Users
The Dandelion Girl
The Dandelion Girl
9%
Tags
  • 60's
  • Literary Adaptation
  • Time Travel
Rating 6.50229 Users
Magical Eyes -Red is for anguish-
Magical Eyes -Red is for anguish-
9%
Tags
  • Middle School Student Hero
  • Murder Mystery
  • Fighting Protagonist
Rating 6.4671 Users
Kyokugen Dasshutsu 9-Jikan 9-Nin 9 no Tobira
Kyokugen Dasshutsu 9-Jikan 9-Nin 9 no Tobira
9%
Tags
  • Escape Game
  • Single Save Slot
  • Blind Hero
Rating 8.333,473 Users
Always Remember Me
Always Remember Me
27%
Tags
  • Fiance Hero
  • Non-Japanese Voice Acting
  • Writer Protagonist
Rating 51.4%0.48% Users
Analogue: A Hate Story
Analogue: A Hate Story
26%
Tags
  • AI Heroine
  • Birthrate Decline
  • Player as a Character
Rating 91.9%2.08% Users
Manken!
Manken!
26%
Tags
  • Slice of Life Comedy
  • Simulation Game
  • Friendship
Rating 81.2%1.61% Users
Heileen: Sail Away
Heileen: Sail Away
23%
Tags
  • Ship
  • Female Friend
  • Strong Female Protagonist
Rating 43.3%0.59% Users
Hate Plus
Hate Plus
22%
Tags
  • Player as a Character
  • AI Heroine
  • Birthrate Decline
Rating 81.4%1.09% Users
Totsugeki! Ningen Sensha =War of the Human Tanks=
Totsugeki! Ningen Sensha =War of the Human Tanks=
22%
Tags
  • Multiple Songs
  • Multiple Credit Rolls
  • Turn Based Strategy Game
Rating 82.4%1.58% Users
Bionic Heart
Bionic Heart
21%
Tags
  • Dystopia
  • Yangire Heroine
  • Voiced Narration
Rating 62.7%0.56% Users
Magical Diary: Horse Hall
Magical Diary: Horse Hall
21%
Tags
  • Magic School
  • Bisexual Hero
  • Skin Option
Rating 86.4%1.13% Users
Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~
Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~
21%
Tags
  • Gaijin Protagonist
  • Modern Day Tokyo
  • Modern Day Shibuya
Rating 86.3%3.04% Users
Shan Gui
Shan Gui
20%
Tags
  • Modern Day China
  • Non-Japanese Voice Acting
  • Friendship
Rating 69.7%1.35% Users
Loren The Amazon Princess
Loren The Amazon Princess
20%
Tags
  • Slave Protagonist
  • Elves
  • Difficulty Settings
Rating 76.2%1.25% Users
Cinders
Cinders
20%
Tags
  • Fairy Tale
  • Knight Hero
  • Strong Female Protagonist
Rating 85.8%0.79% Users
Heileen 2: The Hands of Fate
Heileen 2: The Hands of Fate
20%
Tags
  • Hero with Naked Top
  • Island
  • Past
Rating 37.8%0.59% Users
Train of Afterlife
Train of Afterlife
20%
Tags
  • Trains
  • Ghost Support Character
  • Password System
Rating 51.7%0.73% Users
Heileen 3: New Horizons
Heileen 3: New Horizons
20%
Tags
  • Pirate Hero
  • Pirate Heroine
  • Pirates
Rating 53.2%0.59% Users
The Flower Shop: Winter in Fairbrook
The Flower Shop: Winter in Fairbrook
19%
Tags
  • Modern Day United States of America
  • Plants & Flowers
  • Gauge Display
Rating 55.7%0.50% Users
dUpLicity ~Uso no Saki ni Aru Mono~
dUpLicity ~Uso no Saki ni Aru Mono~
19%
Tags
  • Clone Hero
  • Multiple Route Mystery
  • Lots of Event CGs
Rating 25.5%0.71% Users
The Flower Shop: Summer in Fairbrook
The Flower Shop: Summer in Fairbrook
19%
Tags
  • Farmer Protagonist
  • Librarian Heroine
  • Plants & Flowers
Rating 56.6%0.49% Users
Manken! I! My! Girls!
Manken! I! My! Girls!
19%
Tags
  • Slice of Life Comedy
  • High School
  • Female Protagonist
Rating 60.8%1.09% Users
World End Economica
World End Economica
18%
Tags
  • Moon
  • Coming-of-Age Drama
  • Corporations
Rating 81.1%1.90% Users
X-Note
X-Note
18%
Tags
  • Password System
  • ESP
  • Tsundere Protagonist
Rating 70.1%0.86% Users
Narcissu Side 2nd
Narcissu Side 2nd
18%
Tags
  • Nurse Support Character
  • Sickly Protagonist
  • Driver Heroine
Rating 93.4%2.78% Users
Narcissu
Narcissu
18%
Tags
  • Dying Protagonist
  • Health Issues
  • Road Trip
Rating 93.4%2.78% Users
Café 0 ~The Drowned Mermaid~
Café 0 ~The Drowned Mermaid~
18%
Tags
  • Ex Hero
  • Modern Day Setting in a Fictional World
  • Waiter Hero
Rating 53.6%0.72% Users

Tags (8 total)

NameScoreImportanceWeight
Future Setting in a Fictional World3.002.497.47
No Romance Plot2.002.074.14
Science Fiction2.251.533.45
Few Choices2.001.392.79
Female Protagonist2.750.772.12
No Sexual Content2.750.691.90
Multiple Endings2.000.691.38
ADV2.670.240.64

Traits (14 total)

NameCharactersImportanceWeight
Mentor Role12.691.87
Roommate Role12.071.44
Naive Personality11.811.26
Hoodie Clothes11.801.25
Schoolmate Role11.781.23
Green Eyes21.001.10
White Hair11.380.96
Young-adult Body20.800.88
Kind Personality11.090.76
Brown Hair20.670.73
Teen Body20.570.63
Short Hair10.600.41
Slim Body10.540.38
Pale Body10.410.28