Dan Petito Random

There’s A Nod To Independence Day In Far Cry 5

I started off writing about video games. Then I wrote about a movie that turns the wearer of a mysterious clown costume into a flesh-eating clown demon. Eventually that led to writing about things like Point Break fridge magnets (the only fridge magnets that matter), and then somehow Deep Blue Sea 2. What all of this really adds up to is my formal admission that The Couch Petito has turned into an unpredictable, many-headed beast—I’ve recently come to terms with embracing this. After all, “Because I have ADD, there will be stories about other things, too.”

On the topic of “other things,” I re-opened my Far Cry 5 save last week. My hope was booting it back up after some time off would get me pumped up to play again but this was not the case, until I reached the aliens side quest.

These are missions you’ll come across in John’s Region at Parker Laboratories, located west of Fall’s End in Holland Valley. You can access this quest line at any time and they begin with bumping into a squirrelly, oddly familiar looking NPC named Larry Parker. When you first bump into Parker he’s trapped in an electricity bubble. My first thought as I started dismantling the bubble was—besides my surprise of seeing someone trapped in an electricity bubble in the middle of the wilderness—if I didn’t come here this poor man would be trapped in this bubble forever.

As I approached Parker, now free from the bubble of electric death, I couldn’t help but notice a blatant resemblance to another squirrelly looking guy who also knows a thing or two about aliens; that guy being Dr. Brakish Okun from Independence Day. If you don’t believe me just look below.


Whether or not it was intentional, this makes me happy. For all we know Larry Parker goes on to become the Director of Research at Area 51.







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