So, today I did some googling on the Mercenaries sub-mode in RE4. I found a guide, decided to read it, and was astonished to find Hunk rated as the worst character by it.
The guide writer complains that Hunk has only one weapon and he doesn’t get enough ammo.
My response is that you’re obviously not playing him right if he seems that way.
Hunk isn’t a straight-up blasting kind of character. He has an instant kill head shot/flash melee and a suprisingly powerful, wide-hitting leg shot melee for a reason.
You can’t just hose down everything you see with the TMP. You have to balance using melee blows, which takes more time, with just shooting the enemies to death or grenading them.
I got a 60-or so combo with 75 kills total and a five-star rating on Castle with him earlier today by doing this, and I still had about 250 rounds to spare when I killed my last ganado.
Hunk is not the worst character.
Objectively, I’d say Leon is the worst character.
All he has is a Riot Gun that takes two shots to kill someone and a Blacktail that takes about 3 shots to drop a crossbow ganado.
Both his melee attacks against villagers are low-damage, and his suplex move on monk and soldier ganados doesn’t instakill often enough to be worth it.
His grenade drops are also practically nonexistent and erratic to boot.