Sweeper > Sword anyday....And I didn't even update!
Not sure how you believe a Flamethrower, Sword, and Chainsaw are good. I can stand 10 feet away from you and blast you to death with anyone of my weapons like the Minigun. You'll be completely dead before your flames, sword, or chainsaw even gets near me.
If you want a Chainsaw and Flamethrower, go play Vice City.