No Dude, Kingdom Hearts Isn't Based On Heart Of Darkness

Lately, it seems like lots of video games are based on Joseph Connrad's novel Heart of Darkness. Games like Far Cry 2 and Spec Ops: The Line made the inspiration explicit, while many other recent games simply borrow Conrad's basic gist.

But despite the fact that both things have the word "Heart" in the title, helpful ChaCha user Brandon H. is careful to remind a curious question-asker that no, the video game Kingdom Hearts is not at all related to Heart of Darkness. So please stop asking.

Some other excellent (and more recent) video-game ChaChas include:

I like the phrasing of that last question quite a bit.

Is the video game Kingdom Hearts at all related to Joseph Conrad's novel Heart of Darkness? [ChaCha via Chris Plante]


    Hey Kirk, how about you do an article on EVERY game not based on this book? How awesome would that be!

      Did you know that the video game "Far Cry" is not based on the book "1984" by George Orwell?

      You learn something new every day!

    I don't understand why this exists.

    I'm not trolling, I just genuinely don't understand why Kirk felt this needed to be posted... maybe he mistook Kotaku for his twitter?

      You troll, how dare you, Kotaku not gaming website blah blah

      Kirk probably thought everyone had heard about this and assumed we all believed it on first read.
      Or he thought it was pretty funny and decided to post it for his readers.

      Either way, pretty funny but you're right, doesn't belong here

    Currently confused and puzzled.... WHATS HAPPENING?!?!?!?!?

    Did you know that Gears of War 2 is actually based on the Phantom of the Opera?

    Heart of Darkness is my second least favourite book ever. The dubious honour of least favourite belongs to finding Ullagundahi Island. I know you don't care, but guess what: I don't care! Also, I don't have a problem with content like this being posted every now and then.

    did u know halo is actually based on my little pony?...
    way to point out the obvious kirk...

    In breaking news, 1998's game Heart of Darkness also not based on Heart of Darkness. Or is it?

    This article just makes me want Sony to release Heart of Darkness as a PSOne classic already. Incidentally, it's also not based on the novel of the same name.

    Now I wonder if Kingdom Hearts is based on Heart of Darkness (the game). Child protagonist fighting black soulless creatures... Wait what, they were called Dark Souls?

    New Headline: Dark Souls is based on Heart of Darkness!

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