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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
21%
Tags
  • AI Heroine
  • Player as a Character
  • Space
Rating 7.11977 Users
Dysfunctional Systems Episode 0: Orientation
Dysfunctional Systems Episode 0: Orientation
19%
Tags
  • Boarding School
  • Future Setting in a Fictional World
  • Infodumping
Rating 5.6721 Users
Hate Plus
Hate Plus
18%
Tags
  • Player as a Character
  • AI Heroine
  • Space
Rating 7.11371 Users
Juniper
Juniper's Knot
15%
Tags
  • Demon Protagonist
  • Unnamed Protagonist
  • Unlockable Concept Art
Rating 7.12851 Users
World End Economica
World End Economica
15%
Tags
  • Moon
  • Coming-of-Age Drama
  • Corporations
Rating 7.38473 Users
Manken!
Manken!
12%
Tags
  • Slice of Life Comedy
  • Location Display
  • Protagonist with a Sprite
Rating 6.17195 Users
Always Remember Me
Always Remember Me
12%
Tags
  • Non-Japanese Voice Acting
  • Fiance Hero
  • Writer Protagonist
Rating 6.08293 Users
Heileen: Sail Away
Heileen: Sail Away
10%
Tags
  • Ship
  • Female Friend
  • Strong Female Protagonist
Rating 5.33132 Users
Magical Diary: Horse Hall
Magical Diary: Horse Hall
10%
Tags
  • Magic School
  • Bisexual Hero
  • Skin Option
Rating 6.92376 Users
Totsugeki! Ningen Sensha =War of the Human Tanks=
Totsugeki! Ningen Sensha =War of the Human Tanks=
10%
Tags
  • Multiple Songs
  • Multiple Credit Rolls
  • Turn Based Strategy Game
Rating 6.52103 Users
Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~
Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~
9%
Tags
  • Gaijin Protagonist
  • Modern Day Tokyo
  • Modern Day Shibuya
Rating 6.261,071 Users
Bionic Heart
Bionic Heart
9%
Tags
  • Dystopia
  • Voiced Narration
  • Yangire Heroine
Rating 5.6971 Users
Shan Gui
Shan Gui
9%
Tags
  • Modern Day China
  • Non-Japanese Voice Acting
  • Friendship
Rating 5.77272 Users
Loren The Amazon Princess
Loren The Amazon Princess
9%
Tags
  • Slave Protagonist
  • Elves
  • Fighting Princess Heroine
Rating 6.70203 Users
Cinders
Cinders
9%
Tags
  • Fairy Tale
  • Knight Hero
  • Strong Female Protagonist
Rating 6.98201 Users
The Flower Shop: Summer in Fairbrook
The Flower Shop: Summer in Fairbrook
9%
Tags
  • Farmer Protagonist
  • Librarian Heroine
  • Plants & Flowers
Rating 5.88121 Users
Manken! I! My! Girls!
Manken! I! My! Girls!
9%
Tags
  • Location Display
  • Slice of Life Comedy
  • Date Display
Rating 5.7857 Users
Heileen 3: New Horizons
Heileen 3: New Horizons
8%
Tags
  • Pirate Hero
  • Pirate Heroine
  • Pirates
Rating 5.8643 Users
dUpLicity ~Uso no Saki ni Aru Mono~
dUpLicity ~Uso no Saki ni Aru Mono~
8%
Tags
  • Clone Hero
  • Boyfriend Hero
  • Multiple Route Mystery
Rating 5.5133 Users
The Flower Shop: Winter in Fairbrook
The Flower Shop: Winter in Fairbrook
8%
Tags
  • Farmer Hero
  • Modern Day United States of America
  • Plants & Flowers
Rating 6.26130 Users
Train of Afterlife
Train of Afterlife
8%
Tags
  • Trains
  • Password System
  • Unlockable Gallery
Rating 6.14103 Users
Nicole
Nicole
8%
Tags
  • Strong Female Protagonist
  • University
  • Modern Day United States of America
Rating 5.92115 Users
Café 0 ~The Drowned Mermaid~
Café 0 ~The Drowned Mermaid~
8%
Tags
  • Modern Day Setting in a Fictional World
  • Ex Hero
  • Waiter Hero
Rating 5.85106 Users
Heileen 2: The Hands of Fate
Heileen 2: The Hands of Fate
8%
Tags
  • Island
  • Past
  • Relationship Problems
Rating 5.8078 Users
Juniper
Juniper's Knot
30%
Tags
  • Demon Protagonist
  • Unnamed Protagonist
  • Unlockable Concept Art
Rating 7.12851 Users
Dysfunctional Systems Episode 0: Orientation
Dysfunctional Systems Episode 0: Orientation
20%
Tags
  • Boarding School
  • Future Setting in a Fictional World
  • Infodumping
Rating 5.6721 Users
Analogue: A Hate Story
Analogue: A Hate Story
19%
Tags
  • AI Heroine
  • Player as a Character
  • Space
Rating 7.11977 Users
Hate Plus
Hate Plus
15%
Tags
  • Player as a Character
  • AI Heroine
  • Space
Rating 7.11371 Users
Fault Milestone One
Fault Milestone One
14%
Tags
  • Battlemage Protagonist
  • Bodyguard Protagonist
  • Journey
Rating 7.36803 Users
Cradle Song
Cradle Song
14%
Tags
  • Genre Shift
  • Virtual Reality
  • Musician Protagonist
Rating 6.4244 Users
World End Economica
World End Economica
12%
Tags
  • Moon
  • Coming-of-Age Drama
  • Corporations
Rating 7.38473 Users
The 39 Steps
The 39 Steps
12%
Tags
  • Espionage
  • 20th Century
  • On the Run
Rating 6.2231 Users
Planetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~
Planetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~
11%
Tags
  • Rain
  • Future Earth
  • Post Apocalyptic Earth
Rating 7.934,111 Users
Fault Milestone 2 Jou (Side: Above)
Fault Milestone 2 Jou (Side: Above)
11%
Tags
  • Science Fantasy
  • Organised Corruption
  • Battlemage Protagonist
Rating 7.81517 Users
Digital: A Love Story
Digital: A Love Story
11%
Tags
  • 80's
  • Operating System Simulation
  • Hacking
Rating 6.87531 Users
Narcissu
Narcissu
11%
Tags
  • Dying Protagonist
  • Health Issues
  • Road Trip
Rating 7.533,368 Users
Katawa Shoujo
Katawa Shoujo
11%
Tags
  • In-game Sexual Content Toggle
  • Disabled Heroine
  • Sex Involving Amputees
Rating 7.829,366 Users
Sunrider: Mask of Arcadius
Sunrider: Mask of Arcadius
11%
Tags
  • Engineer Heroine
  • Captain Protagonist
  • Officer Protagonist
Rating 6.91532 Users
Phenomeno - Mitsurugi Yoishi wa Kowagaranai
Phenomeno - Mitsurugi Yoishi wa Kowagaranai
10%
Tags
  • Haunted House
  • Occult Club
  • Modern Day Tokyo
Rating 7.361,090 Users
Steins;Gate
Steins;Gate
10%
Tags
  • Chuunibyou Protagonist
  • Modern Day Akihabara
  • Inventor Heroine
Rating 9.025,809 Users
Narcissu Side 2nd
Narcissu Side 2nd
10%
Tags
  • Nurse Support Character
  • Sickly Protagonist
  • Driver Heroine
Rating 7.531,282 Users
Saya no Uta
Saya no Uta
10%
Tags
  • Gore Filter
  • Antihero Protagonist
  • In Medias Res
Rating 8.158,408 Users
The Dandelion Girl
The Dandelion Girl
10%
Tags
  • Literary Adaptation
  • Time Travel
  • Modern Day Earth
Rating 6.56219 Users
Yousei
Yousei
10%
Tags
  • University
  • Unlockable Concept Art
  • Glasses Option
Rating 6.84110 Users
Kansei
Kansei
10%
Tags
  • Channeling
  • Twins as Support Characters
  • Unlockable Concept Art
Rating 6.80179 Users
Kyokugen Dasshutsu 9-Jikan 9-Nin 9 no Tobira
Kyokugen Dasshutsu 9-Jikan 9-Nin 9 no Tobira
10%
Tags
  • Escape Game
  • Single Save Slot
  • Blind Hero
Rating 8.343,110 Users
Ame no Marginal
Ame no Marginal
9%
Tags
  • Rain
  • Passage of Time
  • Sacrifice
Rating 6.76310 Users
True Remembrance
True Remembrance
9%
Tags
  • Memory Alteration
  • Modern Day Setting in a Fictional World
  • Healer Protagonist
Rating 7.661,326 Users
Analogue: A Hate Story
Analogue: A Hate Story
24%
Tags
  • AI Heroine
  • Player as a Character
  • Space
Rating 92.0%1.68% Users
Manken!
Manken!
23%
Tags
  • Slice of Life Comedy
  • Location Display
  • Protagonist with a Sprite
Rating 81.1%1.33% Users
Always Remember Me
Always Remember Me
23%
Tags
  • Non-Japanese Voice Acting
  • Fiance Hero
  • Writer Protagonist
Rating 51.5%0.36% Users
Hate Plus
Hate Plus
21%
Tags
  • Player as a Character
  • AI Heroine
  • Space
Rating 81.7%0.94% Users
Heileen: Sail Away
Heileen: Sail Away
20%
Tags
  • Ship
  • Female Friend
  • Strong Female Protagonist
Rating 42.0%0.46% Users
Magical Diary: Horse Hall
Magical Diary: Horse Hall
20%
Tags
  • Magic School
  • Bisexual Hero
  • Skin Option
Rating 86.5%0.94% Users
Totsugeki! Ningen Sensha =War of the Human Tanks=
Totsugeki! Ningen Sensha =War of the Human Tanks=
19%
Tags
  • Multiple Songs
  • Multiple Credit Rolls
  • Turn Based Strategy Game
Rating 83.2%1.25% Users
Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~
Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~
19%
Tags
  • Gaijin Protagonist
  • Modern Day Tokyo
  • Modern Day Shibuya
Rating 86.5%2.56% Users
Bionic Heart
Bionic Heart
18%
Tags
  • Dystopia
  • Voiced Narration
  • Yangire Heroine
Rating 61.4%0.43% Users
Dysfunctional Systems Episode 0: Orientation
Dysfunctional Systems Episode 0: Orientation
18%
Tags
  • Boarding School
  • Future Setting in a Fictional World
  • Infodumping
Rating 65.2%0.04% Users
Shan Gui
Shan Gui
18%
Tags
  • Modern Day China
  • Non-Japanese Voice Acting
  • Friendship
Rating 69.8%1.07% Users
Loren The Amazon Princess
Loren The Amazon Princess
18%
Tags
  • Slave Protagonist
  • Elves
  • Fighting Princess Heroine
Rating 75.8%1.02% Users
World End Economica
World End Economica
17%
Tags
  • Moon
  • Coming-of-Age Drama
  • Corporations
Rating 80.9%1.62% Users
Cinders
Cinders
17%
Tags
  • Fairy Tale
  • Knight Hero
  • Strong Female Protagonist
Rating 85.5%0.66% Users
The Flower Shop: Summer in Fairbrook
The Flower Shop: Summer in Fairbrook
17%
Tags
  • Farmer Protagonist
  • Librarian Heroine
  • Plants & Flowers
Rating 57.4%0.37% Users
Manken! I! My! Girls!
Manken! I! My! Girls!
17%
Tags
  • Location Display
  • Slice of Life Comedy
  • Date Display
Rating 61.3%0.90% Users
Heileen 3: New Horizons
Heileen 3: New Horizons
17%
Tags
  • Pirate Hero
  • Pirate Heroine
  • Pirates
Rating 52.6%0.44% Users
dUpLicity ~Uso no Saki ni Aru Mono~
dUpLicity ~Uso no Saki ni Aru Mono~
16%
Tags
  • Clone Hero
  • Boyfriend Hero
  • Multiple Route Mystery
Rating 25.5%0.53% Users
The Flower Shop: Winter in Fairbrook
The Flower Shop: Winter in Fairbrook
16%
Tags
  • Farmer Hero
  • Modern Day United States of America
  • Plants & Flowers
Rating 56.7%0.38% Users
Train of Afterlife
Train of Afterlife
16%
Tags
  • Trains
  • Password System
  • Unlockable Gallery
Rating 55.5%0.58% Users
Nicole
Nicole
16%
Tags
  • Strong Female Protagonist
  • University
  • Modern Day United States of America
Rating 56.7%0.33% Users
Café 0 ~The Drowned Mermaid~
Café 0 ~The Drowned Mermaid~
16%
Tags
  • Modern Day Setting in a Fictional World
  • Ex Hero
  • Waiter Hero
Rating 55.3%0.53% Users
Heileen 2: The Hands of Fate
Heileen 2: The Hands of Fate
16%
Tags
  • Island
  • Past
  • Relationship Problems
Rating 37.6%0.45% Users
Bionic Heart 2
Bionic Heart 2
16%
Tags
  • Battle of Wits
  • Mars
  • Yangire Heroine
Rating 38.8%0.36% Users

Tags (10 total)

NameScoreImportanceWeight
Future Setting in a Fictional World3.002.507.50
No Romance Plot2.002.144.28
Achievements2.001.773.54
Science Fiction2.251.523.41
Few Choices2.001.392.79
Ren'Py Engine2.001.132.27
Female Protagonist2.750.772.12
No Sexual Content2.750.681.87
Multiple Endings2.000.671.33
ADV2.670.200.54

Traits (14 total)

NameCharactersImportanceWeight
Mentor Role12.691.86
Roommate Role12.141.48
Schoolmate Role11.951.35
Naive Personality11.811.25
Hoodie Clothes11.811.25
Green Eyes20.991.09
White Hair11.380.96
Young-adult Body20.800.88
Kind Personality11.090.76
Brown Hair20.670.73
Teen Body20.570.63
Short Hair10.590.41
Slim Body10.550.38
Pale Body10.410.29