First Encounter

Follow Haney’s first journey through Final Fantasy VII as he falls in love with one of the greatest games ever made. Each bi-weekly discussion is woven with recorded gameplay, creating immersive episodes in which you feel the moment’s emotional impact. If you miss the magic of playing through Final Fantasy VII, this series was made for you.

Check out www.firstencounterpodcast.com for more information!

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About the Hosts

Chris is the leader, creative mind and podcast host behind the First Encounter series. As a child, his gaming life was forever changed when he found Final Fantasy VII, firmly cementing his love for turn-based battles and beautiful, planet destroying villains. When he isn’t working, he can usually be found gazing longingly at new board games or eating.


Haney is a technical creator,  part-time artist and podcast host at First Encounter. His hobbies range from computer technology to video gaming to sports. He lives with his wife and three dogs. When he’s not working, you can catch Haney dog-sledding, mountain biking or playing Dungeons & Dragons.