Sunset Overdrive has a lot of great content. An awesome customizable character who can traverse city miles in seconds. An open world city to grind, bounce, and roll around in. And side characters galore to populate it. However, what game would be complete without enemies?
After all, the premise of this game is that you become the hero that emerges from a mutant apocalypse that's taken over your town. How can you be that hero without those mutants? What about violent, dumb looters with accuracy that can scare the pants off of ya? And of course, what about killer, corporate robots just for the heck of it? (And no, that's not a euphemism.)
Below, you will find a list of just about everything that wants to (or maybe even did) kill you.
"Small, But Mighty" Edit
Give me your hungry, your horde, your huddled masses...or don't. Please don't. Yes, this category is strictly reserved for the backbone of the enemy force: the commons.
More commonly known as OD, these monstrous mutants are what remains of most of Sunset City. According to Floyd, OverCharge is full of Extremophiles - microbes that were dangerously powerful, and are what caused the mutation apocalypse. Anyone who drinks the orange beverage apparently 'overcharges' their endocrine systems, sprouting giant glowing pustules, extended claws, and a ravenous addiction to their favorite mutagen. And anything that gets in their way is considered a target.
The OD love to travel in packs, and you'll seldom find them traveling without a Special OD leading them. Favorite tactics include surrounding you in a clusterfuck, knocking you off of wires, and leaping like no tomorrow. In other words, they're deadly at close range: best thing to do is keep yourself out of range of those terrifying melee onslaught while firing at a distance.. They come in various, vibrant colors: purple, pink, and orange.
The second type of enemy encountered in this game - Scab Shooters are looters and psychopaths that took advantage of the chaos, choosing to terrorize helpless survivors with guns and filched FizzCo armor rather than play the hero. After all, that's what you're there for, right? That doesn't mean the Scabs appreciate your goody-two-shoes act, though, so if you encounter them in the streets, it's "shoot first, ask questions later".
Just like the OD, Scab Shooters tend to move through the streets in packs, although you're more likely to run into them than them run into you. Hiding behind buildings or objects, their tactics involve hiding and shooting with deadly accuracy, which means running around on the ground is seriously going to get you killed. Traverse the environment stylishly and you should have no problem avoiding their bullets. The best defense with these enemies is a good offense: realistic single-shot or high-impact weapons like the Dirty Harry or even the Turret Copter are best against them.
The Fizzco rifle bot is the main frontline unit with one task to carry out and that is to erdicate all life within sunset city regardless if it's human or OD. By themselves they pose no real threat but In large groups they are lucky to hit the player.
"The Harder They Fall" Edit