The Perfect Run
by Void Herald
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.
Cover by Vitaly S. Alexius.
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Read the first chapter and I can immediately see a large potential.
I've always enjoyed timeloop stories and see great potential for this one.
However, I've also read all of Void Herald's stories so far and its a fair jump from what he's written so far. I wish him best of luck and hope that this will become a story that is just as good (if not better) than his last ones.
I will reserve my judgment for later and change the score accordingly. However I do have to say that so far we have a witty MC with some flair on his side and a mission to complete (side missions included). Well, after all, it's for that perfect score.
Hope to enjoy the rest of the story.
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Its like you combine Mother of learning with Neuromancer, and then add a little Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy type of humor.
So far the pacing is very quick and its all sunshine and potential. Hope the author can keep up the quality.
And since the site insists i waste your time with more words this....
This is the good type of story where the author obviously created the world and charectors and knows them in and out. They have motivations and personalities that shine through and I love it.
Also, this is my favorite type of story a really strong power with a conflict and motivation that doesn't simply require "more power." Love it so far!
It's weird how I didn't think this type of character is possibile, characters acting deranged to cope with loss or depression but truly are sane at heart. Quicksave at least based on the limited amount of info provided on him showing him obsessed with pre genome era Earth and it's quirks, powers and fun seeking personality that should be generic crazy chaotic character that does everything for his selfish desires alone but secretly has some convoluted reasoning behind the madness that the readers can empathize a little bit with until he kills kids or something.
But here, especially in chapter 9 he clearly knows his problems, he just straight out puts it out there that he can't seem to form connections with people knowing they will forget about him the very next reset and his fun seeking persona of deranged generic protag is a very clearly a mask meant to separate his emotions and pass these people he meets on his journey as NPCs until he finds Len. This. This is further improved upon by how he cares if innocent people die around him while he fights to an extend that far exceeds the amount of thought a jaded crazy psycho maniac shit will give for some fodder. Also why would he bother getting this perfect run at all if he doesn't have a heart, like think about it, ever seen those barely sane psychos that cares only for one girl and kills everyone else kind of absolute shits. Instead he's an actual human being with a kind heart that watched way too much 21st century action movies and thinks he's joker or something when he is not but can't stop acting like it cause then he will have to feel more pain of loss everytime someone close to him dies!
It's just that he's still a normal human boy (Actually he's probably mentally in his 70s or something still) even after all this time and yeah yeah he still cares somehow for others even when he doesn't show it, so wow, like wow, what the fuck, an actual misunderstood Hero that can make Batman go fuck himself.
Or maybe I am overanalyzing it and voidy boi will show him destroy the planet for shits and giggles or is only doing this perfect run to impress Len and doesn't care about anything and only acts like he cares for making us readers think he cares in a 4th wallbreak kind of BS or- you get the point. Still I am keeping my hopes for the character at a 70% good guy and hope for the best. And hey it's Voidy boi's story and he's pretty great at it- I SWEAR TO GOD VOID HERALD I WILL DESTROY FRANCE IF YOU DASH MY HOPEFU-
So far, I love it. Which is to be 100% expected as it is the great Void Herald who has brought us already incredible books so my expectations are that this will be in the trending if it isnt in the future. Now read because its Void Herald! Not much else needed :D
Very addictive story. Great writing! (11/10) It's a mash up of Worm, Mother of Learning and a little bit of One Punch Man if you ask me (which you are, since you are reading my review). Personally I would prefer a bit more MoL (i.e. more leveling up and a smarter MC) and a bit less OPM (i.e.
the MC not giving an F because he is kinda immortal
The first chapter is a bit of a slog to get through since Quicksave seems like yet another OP, wacky hero. But if you push through, a real story begins to unfold.
It's too early to tell how good The Perfect Run will be, but I guarantee it's going to be good fun.
This is Void Herald's, so you know it's guna be gud.
Real review: The MC has OP power but limited by cooldowns and the human body. He is witty and hilarious, to the point I heard Ryan Reynolds every time I read his line. He is a chaotic good murderhobo and he is awesome.
The plot is good, our MC trying to travel the world to find his long-lost girlfriend/ bestie, in a world of post-apocalypse dystopia with PR-slave superheroes, bands of cannibal drug-addicted lunatics, and supervillains running the underworld.
It has humor, touching moments, and badass fighting scenes with explosions. Only a few chapters so far, but I have a high expectation for this.
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?
Great story, quirky vibes, good grammar, interesting characters. Once again, the author has created a great work with an interesting world. Only regret is that there isn't more, because the storyline is pretty gripping already. Rest assured that he isn't being stupid with making the character overpowered as often happens in Groundhog Day fictions, as it's well balanced.