@Sven Spevec: its not really just cuphead, its been going on for quite a while that games that are hard are now called "the dark souls of ___". crash badicoot is another example of one, called before as the one for platformers before cuphead came out
@Alvaro Junior: The wild pineapples are even worse as they also are small. The delicious smell is the hint that there is something good inside. Now the first person who ate cheese... "The milk soured and dried and now it stinks but I'm so hungry..."
This is kinda of a dumb response, but in a professional kitchen, people will peel orange and other similar fruits with a knife, literally carving the skin and rind off of the flesh. It's just easier and faster to do.
Coconuts hard? Look at this: http://www.keita.com.br/-es/util/Upload/Produto/ImagemFrente/G/60fura-coco-keita.jpg
It costs like 3 reais anywhere... and to open the coconut for the nut just use a hammer and a big knife!
Try peeling that one with your bare hands. You either need specialized tools to open a hole to drink, or cut open with a big knife and quick cuts that can slice a finger.
actually durian is not really hard to open. It only take me less then 30 sec to open a durian with only a decent kitchen knife, of course the durian have to be ripe. unripe durian is way harder to open. But pineapple in other hand is a hassle to peel and clean up the cones.
@Disco Ted: The brown hairy thing that many people know as a coconut actually already was dried and peeled. The fresh thing is much harder to peel. All them can be opened barehanded but if you are hardcore enough you don't peel them before eating. So what fruit is Touhou?
@Rothide: Nah, I'd say Durians are more like Dwarf Fortress. A single whiff of it is enough for almost everyone to abandon it, but there's a complex flavor hidden inside, and only those that decide to man up and take it on head-on get to see, maybe even start appreciating it after eating so much.