At 21 strength you’d be splattering most enemies in the game with an ordinary pipe anyway. So it doesn’t seem OP, just kinda pointless. With the strength requirement, once you’re hit you won’t be able to lift it, so why use one over a standard weapon?
The Vierhänder is two Zweihänders crudely crafted together with a two-by-four and scrap metal to make a much heftier blade. ((And an awesome play on words))
The Blockbuster is an engine block turned flail thanks to an exceedingly sturdy length of chain.
As for being over-powered or useless I’d counter that point with these:
It’s my hope that eventually your enemies would have access to these as well. Like hostile mutants, Bionically Augmented Raiders, rogue militants or nether critters. So for every jackhammer tipped spear or belt-fed grenade launcher you find there’d be another one out there in the hands of somebody or something that wants you dead.
When NPCs and NPC settlements get ironed out you’d have hard targets worthy of a one man seige in the form of hostile factions. Answering manpower with firepower.
It would be a fun addition, one which I hope encourages people to think up challenges worthy of the sort of firearm it would take a hauling frame to tote. Becoming a muscle-bound man bear or cyber-commando seems like it would be better with a carrot dangling in front of you for the effort.
So, shameless stealing from another apocalypse genre but what about a Bumper-Bat? just a car bumper being wielded as a baseball bat…
Dang, the more I think about this the more I like the idea. Mutant super beasts for characters are already a thing during the endgame. We have the hydraulic muscles and mutations that make us outrageous already and give us the ability to one-shot Z’s with a single punch, why not let us do it with exorbitantly gratuitous weapons as well?
Kaminoikari, two Katana blades (Think of Darth Mual’s lightsaber) that are electrically charged, so you’ll have a chance of stunning the opponent. It would be a rare spawn in military bunkers. And if we could, I would want some kind of, futuristic ninja to wield this weapon.