That's why I don't like scaling enemies in open world rpg games.
I want to feel some progression in my play. I want to level up and put work into my character, go back to a tough enemy from the past and own him.
But if every half naked goon is as tough or even more resilient than saka ninja's...it's just immersion and game breaking for me.
What makes the difference are the perks. Dont forget he never used any perk or cyberware. Just weapon dmg.