The Perfect Run
by Void Herald
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Ryan "Quicksave" Romano is an eccentric adventurer with a strange power: he can create a save-point in time and redo his life whenever he dies. Arriving in New Rome, the glitzy capital of sin of a rebuilding Europe, he finds the city torn between mega-corporations, sponsored heroes, superpowered criminals, and true monsters. It's a time of chaos, where potions can grant the power to rule the world and dangers lurk everywhere.
Ryan only sees different routes; and from Hero to Villain, he has to try them all. Only then will he achieve his perfect ending... no matter how many loops it takes.
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I'm enjoying it so far. Hopefully it keeps up with itself. It's decently unique with it's neo europe and the humor lands well enough for me to keep me reading. Maybe the occasional excessive semi colon every once in a while (I don't like semi colons ever). Overall, I like it
A super fun loop story. Not super op but definitely op main it's not really the fights I like even if they're good.
I come for the mad MC and still feels human in a world that feel crazy but natural. I can't wait for more!!
The chapter length is good and other characters easy to remember even with loopy woopy time stuff so ya!
Honestly I don't know how void does it but here we go again another great story with a mc you instantly like and plot that gets better every chapter. I'll write a advance review when there's more. I hate having to write fifty words much less two hundred. When will I make fifty?
As the title says, its goddamn Void Herald. I expected nothing less than for this to be another RRL classic, and I was not dissappointed. The only reason I didn't give five stars is because I personlly find the snobbiness of the MC grating at times, and because I feel the pacing is a bit slowet than in his other works; there is more filler. Not to say the filler isn't enjoyable (everything Void Herald wwrites is enjoyable), but it is filler nevertheless.
Read this is you're tired of trash like Randidly Ghosthound, He Who Fights With Monsters, Magnus, and other uncritical self inserts. Yes, I said names.
In another story inspired by Mother of Learning and similar to Wyrm, we have a superhero story set in a near-future dystopian society.
While a humorous read, I just can't feel that the story makes the most of its premesis. The MC is a time looper, who makes a huge deal out of traveling all the paths to find the best answer, but... so far, there hasn't been that much variety offered.
Instead of learning and growing over loops from everyone and everywhere, the MC basically has already picked a path and just tweaking his actions down that one path. This is a bit sad, because the author is refusing to explore a lot of possibilities in favor of just grinding one path over and over.
Part of what makes time loop stories so interesting is the character growth that occures as they pick different paths through life, and see "what if." Not only are we starting off with the MC after centuries of looping, so not a lot of character growth, but we're really only getting different angles of the villains and their relationships. Nothing else.
Also, I find it rather ironic that the "best path" he found so far is the result of ... not being a jerk to his coworkers. And its somehow a surprise.
This story stands on the strength of its comedy and its characters, but less so on the strength of its actual plot. Don't get me wrong, its funny as heck and the characters are interesting, but the plot is nonsensical at times.
One of the best I read on RR and in general so far, I can only recomend giving it a try.
Only a few annoyances and not really something thats worth mentioning in my opinion.
The humor, the pace and the violence matches perfectly and gives a truky wacky and heartfelt story
if it keep this up it will truly become The Perfect Run.
Started this novel not long ago and have already fell in love with the characters of this world. Each iteration provides a deeper and more personal aspect of each character and its great to see that not all is shown on the surface. The different perspectives, pop-culture quips, as well as the witty humour make this well worth the read and the emotional rollercoaster of the MC's persona makes the content feel immersive. Can't wait for more content!
After Mother of Learning, I thought I wouldn't enjoy another time-loop based story... and, this BLEEEEP author proved me wrong. I can't stop devouring it, like Vantablack after discovering a new Universe.
But, I need to make this 50 words long, which is a challenge for me, because I'm not that good with words. Maybe... Jar Jar Binks?
So, RR kept suggesting this story, but I'm not so much into superhero stories, well, at all, so I had dismissed it. Tried to read it once, but found it lacking, stopped after the fourth chapter for a few months. Then, after reading another of the author's stories, and watching The boys, and reading Reroll here, I gave it one more try. And changed my opinion. But, but, I'm not writing a review for each story I like. I only write reviews if I think it's important for other potential readers. Well this is the case here. Just read it. I'm now at chapters 70—72, the pay off is fantastic, I can only say it's all worth it and the ranking well deserved.
Thanks so much.
A future history viewed through shattered goggles and clockwork oranges with much less sex.
Anti heroes, super heros, villians with superpowers all stirring around in the leftovers of a postwar society.
To get 5 stars from me requires Gibson mixed with Pratchett.. the story and prose are good but not that good