A video game character is often only as good as the tools at their disposal. After all, that big evil is going to be a lot easier to take down with that four foot elemental hyper blade than a dingy frying pan, and so it's very common for titles to offer players the chance to upgrade or unlock new weapons to get the job done more efficiently.
These "Ultimate" weapons usually come at a price though, either requiring the player to take down optional superbosses, or spend hours grinding for materials in order to scrape together a recipe for destruction. Of course, it's usually worth all the blood, sweat and tears when the weapon carves the final foe in half like a twig, but there's always the rare exception that these "premium" weapons will make an absolute fool out of you.
This is exactly what these eight entries seek to acheive, making you work your fingers to the bones for hours only to reward you with a weapon or item that's more of a mocking guesture than a mauling gutter +10.