I kinda really agree that it’s a lacklustre way to do things to have only ONE ITEM THAT CAN SAVE THE WORLD!

It’d be kind of awesome if these heroes are on a quest to get the great item and then suddenly they’re just like you know fuck this there are way better ways to do this with just a bit of lateral thinking, why don’t we blow the big bads up with explosives or dam up a river and flood their evil pit of fire or something

Alternatively, story where the heroes are led to find the great item as a distraction, the bad guys are just misleading everyone so nobody will think of trying to defeat them by obvious methods which would work just fine