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.

The Perfect Run updates on Tuesday and Saturday. Cover by Vitaly S. Alexius

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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
1: Quicksave ago
2: Story Branching ago
3: Men of Honor ago
4: Random Encounter ago
5: Mission Accomplished ago
6: Divergence Point ago
7: Rust Town ago
8: Past Fragment: Len ago
9: The Made Men ago
10: Heroes & Villains ago
11: Railroading ago
12: Corporate Heroes ago
13: Batman & Robin ago
14: Field Work ago
15: Good Karma ago
16: Secret Enemies ago
17: The Hidden Route ago
18: Acid Rain ago
19: The Right Road ago
20: Past Fragment: Under the Sea ago
21: The Rehearsals ago
22: Speech Checks ago
23: The Reunion ago
24: Transition ago
25: Never Enuff Dakka ago
26: FPS ago
27: Past Fragment: The Crimes of Augustus ago
28: Suicide Run ago
29: The Rampage ago
30: Bites the Dust ago
31: Knight of Faith ago
32: Change of Plans ago
33: Black Swan ago
34: Hit and Run ago
35: Pre-Party ago
36: Color Rave ago
37: The War of the Suit ago
38: The Olympians ago
39: Court of the Lightning King ago
40: Past Fragment: Mechron's Last Stand ago
41: Past Fragment: The Darkness Beyond ago
42: Progress Made ago
43: The Ghost of Drug Island ago
44: Return of the Corpo ago
45: Blood in the Water ago
46: Chekhov's Gun ago
47: While Rome Burns ago
48: Bad End ago
49: Time and Again ago
50: Past Fragment: How to Tame Your Plushie ago
51: Route Split ago
52: Chance Meetings ago
53: Fashion Disaster ago
54: A Gambling Man ago
55: The Future Past ago
56: Heartfelt Talk ago
57: The Island of Dr. Tyrano ago
58: Family Business ago
59: Corpoalition ago
60: Lucky Break ago
61: Death Warrant ago
62: Quest Complete ago
63: End of Disc One ago
64: Past Fragment: A Death in Monaco ago
65: In Mysterious Ways ago
66: The Hit ago
67: Murphy's Law ago
68: Death Stranding ago
69: Limited Time ago
70: Gotcha ago
71: A Friend in Need ago
72: Plushieland ago
73: Civil War ago
74: Running the Asylum ago
75: Foreign Policy ago
76: Brainy Work ago
77: Change ago
78: Happiness Overdose ago
79: Past Fragment: Goodbye, Monaco! ago
80: Lonely Together ago
81: Good Morning New Rome ago
82: Corporate Raid ago
83: R&D ago
84: Left Behind ago
85: The Light Beyond ago
86: The End Times ago
87: Medical Care ago
88: Atom Smasher ago
89: Past Fragment: Bloodstream's Last Stand ago
90: Past Fragment: The First Run ago
91: Bloodline Empire ago
92: Best Laid Plans ago
93: Defenders of the Realm ago
94: Cheat Code ago
95: Double Date ago

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Fast Paced, Entertaining

Reviewed at: 51: Route Split

I haven't yet found a story by Void Herald that didn't make me laugh a lot, cry a little, and leave me completely glued to my screen. This story comes with an interesting premise and Void does an excellent job of digging into his main character's psyche as he strives for a Perfect Run.


I've always thought that boredom kills, and this is just the epitome of that feeling. I believe that at least 80% of the stupid ways people die is because they were bored, and thought "Hey, you know what would be cool?". And apparently reviews must be 50 words long. So that's a thing.


Good superhero story; wacky, fast-paced and just the right amount of seriousness and intrigue to make you keep on reading. There's no blanket good guy or bad guy faction. It's very very very very very very very very very very very very very very veyr vey vry ve ve gooooood.


A very good story so far, if you like super heroes or always replay games trying to get different endings you will like this one. Light hearted while still including a lot of gory details, the story does a good job of making you laugh and is definitely worth your time to read. If you are giving the story a chance at least read through the first 5 chapters before deciding whether to stop or binge the rest.


10/10 its feckin amazing honestly the comedie with the action and crazy deadpool energy is so perfectly blended together its makes an amazing story. The character is sorta like comic book deadpool with a tad bit better moral conscious. Only 8 chapter and love the main character and sooooo much plot already like damn its just feckin amazing #Cthulhuapproved 


This book is pure amazing, adrenaline junkie hero fillled masterpiece.  I love everything about it from the main character and his whack hijinks to the world that he interacts with. If you are into superheroes definitily check this stuff out and you're gonna love it I guarantee it. Five stars for everything from character to text quality. Quicksaves power isn't super unique but void manages to make it fun with every page. 

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An MC that's probably sane and acting insane

Reviewed at: 59: Corpoalition

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-



It's a Fun, Good Story. The MC is Fun and sometimes Hilarious to watch. Some Moments had me genuinely Crack Up because they were so funny , , , , , , , , , , , ,, , , , , , , ,, , .  . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . .


Very impressed with this one, read the summary and dismissed it originally, but after coming back and reading the first chapter or so I was hooked.

Essentially you have a superpowered protagonist who upon death reverts to a savepoint. Hence, quicksave. This has made him rather unhinged, full of puns, weapons up every crevice and always looking for a thrill. Generally involving explosions. He carries a portable a-bomb.

A very solid story, it kicks into gear fast, no slow start. Definitely worth reading a few chapters to see if it's your thing.



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