I admit, it is a bit of a pet peeve of mine, though video games don’t do it much anymore (one did recently to me though, and all I could do was glare at the screen wishing the NPC would suddenly say ”Whoah, who are you? Where’s the person who actually just fought their way up here?”). Mice & Mystics, on the other hand, while an enjoyable game does have story moments where a character who isn’t there manages to put their two cents in anyway just because nobody felt like playing the prince or the wizard. I have changed the names of the characters in the story moment by the way – I’m sorry to let you down that you can’t play as Horace the mouse. Many apologies for the badly drawn game set, too.