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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
  • Epistolary Storytelling
  • AI Heroine
  • Space
Rating 7.081,195 Users
Dysfunctional Systems Episode 0: Orientation
Dysfunctional Systems Episode 0: Orientation
20%
Tags
  • Boarding School
  • Future Setting in a Fictional World
  • Infodumping
Rating 6.0826 Users
Hate Plus
Hate Plus
18%
Tags
  • Player as a Character
  • Epistolary Storytelling
  • AI Heroine
Rating 7.07456 Users
Juniper
Juniper's Knot
15%
Tags
  • Demon Protagonist
  • Unnamed Protagonist
  • Unlockable Concept Art
Rating 7.091,023 Users
Narcissu
Narcissu
14%
Tags
  • Dying Protagonist
  • Health Issues
  • Road Trip
Rating 7.494,064 Users
Always Remember Me
Always Remember Me
14%
Tags
  • Fiance Hero
  • Non-Japanese Voice Acting
  • Writer Protagonist
Rating 6.04358 Users
Manken!
Manken!
13%
Tags
  • Slice of Life Comedy
  • Simulation Game
  • Friendship
Rating 6.28233 Users
Heileen: Sail Away
Heileen: Sail Away
12%
Tags
  • Ship
  • Female Friend
  • Strong Female Protagonist
Rating 5.51141 Users
Bionic Heart
Bionic Heart
11%
Tags
  • Dystopia
  • Yangire Heroine
  • Voiced Narration
Rating 5.9173 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 6.58109 Users
Magical Diary: Horse Hall
Magical Diary: Horse Hall
11%
Tags
  • Magic School
  • Bisexual Hero
  • Skin Option
Rating 6.93448 Users
Shan Gui
Shan Gui
10%
Tags
  • Modern Day China
  • Non-Japanese Voice Acting
  • Friendship
Rating 5.82303 Users
Loren The Amazon Princess
Loren The Amazon Princess
10%
Tags
  • Slave Protagonist
  • Elves
  • Difficulty Settings
Rating 6.75249 Users
Heileen 2: The Hands of Fate
Heileen 2: The Hands of Fate
10%
Tags
  • Hero with Naked Top
  • Island
  • Past
Rating 5.9981 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 6.241,302 Users
Cinders
Cinders
10%
Tags
  • Fairy Tale
  • Knight Hero
  • Strong Female Protagonist
Rating 7.03221 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 6.31149 Users
Train of Afterlife
Train of Afterlife
10%
Tags
  • Trains
  • Password System
  • Ghost Support Character
Rating 6.22109 Users
Heileen 3: New Horizons
Heileen 3: New Horizons
10%
Tags
  • Pirate Hero
  • Pirate Heroine
  • Pirates
Rating 6.1347 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 5.9038 Users
The Flower Shop: Summer in Fairbrook
The Flower Shop: Summer in Fairbrook
10%
Tags
  • Farmer Protagonist
  • Librarian Heroine
  • Plants & Flowers
Rating 6.00127 Users
Manken! I! My! Girls!
Manken! I! My! Girls!
9%
Tags
  • Slice of Life Comedy
  • High School
  • Female Protagonist
Rating 5.9962 Users
Café 0 ~The Drowned Mermaid~
Café 0 ~The Drowned Mermaid~
9%
Tags
  • Modern Day Setting in a Fictional World
  • Waiter Hero
  • Ex Hero
Rating 5.98121 Users
Snow Light
Snow Light
9%
Tags
  • Spy Protagonist
  • Espionage
  • Dark Skinned Protagonist
Rating 5.802 Users
Juniper
Juniper's Knot
29%
Tags
  • Demon Protagonist
  • Unnamed Protagonist
  • Unlockable Concept Art
Rating 7.091,023 Users
Dysfunctional Systems Episode 0: Orientation
Dysfunctional Systems Episode 0: Orientation
22%
Tags
  • Boarding School
  • Future Setting in a Fictional World
  • Infodumping
Rating 6.0826 Users
Analogue: A Hate Story
Analogue: A Hate Story
19%
Tags
  • Epistolary Storytelling
  • AI Heroine
  • Space
Rating 7.081,195 Users
Hate Plus
Hate Plus
15%
Tags
  • Player as a Character
  • Epistolary Storytelling
  • AI Heroine
Rating 7.07456 Users
Fault Milestone One
Fault Milestone One
14%
Tags
  • In Medias Res
  • Bodyguard Protagonist
  • Journey
Rating 7.331,058 Users
World End Economica
World End Economica
12%
Tags
  • Moon
  • Coming-of-Age Drama
  • Corporations
Rating 7.37618 Users
Cradle Song
Cradle Song
12%
Tags
  • Genre Shift
  • Virtual Reality
  • Musician Protagonist
Rating 6.6742 Users
The 39 Steps
The 39 Steps
12%
Tags
  • Past British Isles
  • 20th Century
  • Espionage
Rating 6.5533 Users
Fault Milestone 2 Jou (Side: Above)
Fault Milestone 2 Jou (Side: Above)
12%
Tags
  • In Medias Res
  • Science Fantasy
  • Organised Corruption
Rating 7.79652 Users
Digital: A Love Story
Digital: A Love Story
11%
Tags
  • Epistolary Storytelling
  • Operating System Simulation
  • 80's
Rating 6.89637 Users
Planetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~
Planetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~
11%
Tags
  • Rain
  • Future Earth
  • Post Apocalyptic Earth
Rating 7.904,970 Users
Narcissu
Narcissu
10%
Tags
  • Dying Protagonist
  • Health Issues
  • Road Trip
Rating 7.494,064 Users
Katawa Shoujo
Katawa Shoujo
10%
Tags
  • Laid-back Heroine
  • Disabled Heroine
  • Sex Involving Amputees
Rating 7.8310,565 Users
Sunrider: Mask of Arcadius
Sunrider: Mask of Arcadius
10%
Tags
  • Captain Protagonist
  • Officer Protagonist
  • Starship Combat
Rating 6.89696 Users
Phenomeno - Mitsurugi Yoishi wa Kowagaranai
Phenomeno - Mitsurugi Yoishi wa Kowagaranai
10%
Tags
  • Haunted House
  • Occult Club
  • Modern Day Tokyo
Rating 7.331,327 Users
Saya no Uta
Saya no Uta
10%
Tags
  • Gore Filter
  • Thriller
  • Delusional Protagonist
Rating 8.119,658 Users
Yousei
Yousei
10%
Tags
  • University
  • Unlockable Concept Art
  • Glasses Option
Rating 6.91120 Users
Narcissu Side 2nd
Narcissu Side 2nd
10%
Tags
  • Nurse Support Character
  • Sickly Protagonist
  • Driver Heroine
Rating 7.501,568 Users
Kansei
Kansei
10%
Tags
  • Channeling
  • Twins as Support Characters
  • Unlockable Concept Art
Rating 6.84217 Users
The Dandelion Girl
The Dandelion Girl
9%
Tags
  • 60's
  • Literary Adaptation
  • Time Travel
Rating 6.57271 Users
Daemonophilia
Daemonophilia
9%
Tags
  • Succubus Heroine
  • Modern Day Earth
  • Library
Rating 5.8525 Users
Steins;Gate
Steins;Gate
9%
Tags
  • Chuunibyou Protagonist
  • Ladder Structure
  • Inventor Heroine
Rating 8.997,117 Users
Remember11 -The Age of Infinity-
Remember11 -The Age of Infinity-
9%
Tags
  • Unlockable Protagonist
  • Fictional Modern Day Japanese Island
  • Mind Screw
Rating 7.961,752 Users
An Octave Higher
An Octave Higher
9%
Tags
  • Science Fantasy
  • Mage Protagonist
  • Slums
Rating 6.8473 Users
Always Remember Me
Always Remember Me
28%
Tags
  • Fiance Hero
  • Non-Japanese Voice Acting
  • Writer Protagonist
Rating 52.2%0.48% Users
Manken!
Manken!
25%
Tags
  • Slice of Life Comedy
  • Simulation Game
  • Friendship
Rating 80.9%1.62% Users
Analogue: A Hate Story
Analogue: A Hate Story
25%
Tags
  • Epistolary Storytelling
  • AI Heroine
  • Space
Rating 92.3%2.13% Users
Heileen: Sail Away
Heileen: Sail Away
23%
Tags
  • Ship
  • Female Friend
  • Strong Female Protagonist
Rating 43.7%0.60% Users
Hate Plus
Hate Plus
22%
Tags
  • Player as a Character
  • Epistolary Storytelling
  • AI Heroine
Rating 81.3%1.10% Users
Bionic Heart
Bionic Heart
22%
Tags
  • Dystopia
  • Yangire Heroine
  • Voiced Narration
Rating 63.3%0.56% 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%1.59% Users
Magical Diary: Horse Hall
Magical Diary: Horse Hall
21%
Tags
  • Magic School
  • Bisexual Hero
  • Skin Option
Rating 86.5%1.13% Users
Shan Gui
Shan Gui
21%
Tags
  • Modern Day China
  • Non-Japanese Voice Acting
  • Friendship
Rating 69.4%1.36% Users
Loren The Amazon Princess
Loren The Amazon Princess
20%
Tags
  • Slave Protagonist
  • Elves
  • Difficulty Settings
Rating 77.1%1.26% Users
Heileen 2: The Hands of Fate
Heileen 2: The Hands of Fate
20%
Tags
  • Hero with Naked Top
  • Island
  • Past
Rating 37.8%0.60% Users
Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~
Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~
20%
Tags
  • Gaijin Protagonist
  • Modern Day Tokyo
  • Modern Day Shibuya
Rating 85.4%5.53% Users
Cinders
Cinders
20%
Tags
  • Fairy Tale
  • Knight Hero
  • Strong Female Protagonist
Rating 85.5%0.80% Users
The Flower Shop: Winter in Fairbrook
The Flower Shop: Winter in Fairbrook
20%
Tags
  • Modern Day United States of America
  • Plants & Flowers
  • Gauge Display
Rating 54.7%0.51% Users
Train of Afterlife
Train of Afterlife
20%
Tags
  • Trains
  • Password System
  • Ghost Support Character
Rating 51.2%0.74% Users
Heileen 3: New Horizons
Heileen 3: New Horizons
19%
Tags
  • Pirate Hero
  • Pirate Heroine
  • Pirates
Rating 51.8%0.59% 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 24.5%0.71% Users
The Flower Shop: Summer in Fairbrook
The Flower Shop: Summer in Fairbrook
19%
Tags
  • Farmer Protagonist
  • Librarian Heroine
  • Plants & Flowers
Rating 56.0%0.50% Users
Dysfunctional Systems Episode 0: Orientation
Dysfunctional Systems Episode 0: Orientation
19%
Tags
  • Boarding School
  • Future Setting in a Fictional World
  • Infodumping
Rating 63.6%0.06% Users
Manken! I! My! Girls!
Manken! I! My! Girls!
19%
Tags
  • Slice of Life Comedy
  • High School
  • Female Protagonist
Rating 60.4%1.10% Users
Café 0 ~The Drowned Mermaid~
Café 0 ~The Drowned Mermaid~
19%
Tags
  • Modern Day Setting in a Fictional World
  • Waiter Hero
  • Ex Hero
Rating 53.9%0.73% Users
Snow Light
Snow Light
18%
Tags
  • Spy Protagonist
  • Espionage
  • Dark Skinned Protagonist
Rating 6.2%0.27% Users
Bionic Heart 2
Bionic Heart 2
18%
Tags
  • Battle of Wits
  • Mars
  • Yangire Heroine
Rating 37.5%0.48% Users
Narcissu
Narcissu
18%
Tags
  • Dying Protagonist
  • Health Issues
  • Road Trip
Rating 93.7%2.83% Users

Tags (8 total)

NameScoreImportanceWeight
Future Setting in a Fictional World3.002.477.40
No Romance Plot2.002.024.03
Science Fiction2.251.533.44
Few Choices2.001.382.76
Female Protagonist2.750.762.09
No Sexual Content2.750.691.90
Multiple Endings2.000.681.36
ADV2.670.240.64

Traits (14 total)

NameCharactersImportanceWeight
Mentor Role12.681.86
Roommate Role12.061.43
Naive Personality11.811.26
Hoodie Clothes11.801.25
Schoolmate Role11.751.21
Green Eyes21.001.10
White Hair11.370.95
Young-adult Body20.790.86
Kind Personality11.090.75
Brown Hair20.670.74
Teen Body20.570.63
Short Hair10.600.42
Slim Body10.530.37
Pale Body10.390.27