Author: Chris LaForce

  • Patreon Content Explorer

    If you’re supporting First Encounter on Patreon, you know it can be a bit difficult to navigate the backlog of awesome bonus content we drop over there. That’s what this […]

  • The Audio Only Let’s Play and Bookclub Style Podcast Game List

    While Haney and I began First Encounter back in 2019, it wasn’t until 2021 that we learned we’re part of a genre we didn’t know existed. I first discovered the […]

  • Final Fantasy VII Gift List for Fans by Fans

    As a full-time lover of Final Fantasy VII, I'm constantly catching myself looking out for cool new gifts not only myself, but for other fans who share my feelings for the game and appreciation for it's community. What makes this easier (though harder on the wallet) is the aforementioned Final Fantasy fanbase, full of talented artists who spend their time turning their passion into beautiful music, writing and artwork the rest of us can support.

  • Fear & Hunger Review

    Fear & Hunger is a very interesting game that delights in it’s horror and relishes the opportunity to share it with you. I would recommend it to anyone interested in Horror JRPGS, because for some reason they are pretty scarce. At $10 on I would say the time spent in the dungeons is well worth the investment.

  • A Definitive List of JRPG Bookclub Podcasts

    This is as comprehensive a list as I can make for bookclub style JRPG podcasts, highlighting shows where the hosts play through JRPG games while discussing them.