Precisely so, CodyJarret. Chahi who was the main guy behind AW had a major part in Heart of Darkness. According to the credits in the manual he created the story, directed the game, and had a part in creating lighting, textures, backgrounds and monster logic too. Truly a man of many skills.
I guess the main reason so many people dismiss this game is because of its insane difficulty level. Too bad, this game deserved better imo.