Single Status Update
The two worlds thing still makes me want to rub my temples. Even though Sonic X did something like that, I never once thought about it with any of the actual games growing up.
Even looking at it as potentially their way of hand-waving their own inconsistency with the games' locales, I still don't see it as something that even needed hand-waving in the first place, and I don't see how all of it would make any less sense as one world in a series like Sonic. I loved that post-reboot Archie treated it that way and I thought Ian did a great job tying everything together. I'm sure he'll do a great job fleshing out the two worlds thing as well, but... eghh.