No Dude, Kingdom Hearts Isn't Based on Heart of Darkness

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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.

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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:

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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]

DISCUSSION

cheroro
Cheroro

... I don't think Wii Sports really counts as a game that is sold. I mean it's not like people bought it, it comes with the Wii...

Also I hated Heart of Darkness... such a dry and dull book.