Coincidences to get characters into trouble are great; coincidences to get them out of it are cheating.
This "Rule of Storytelling" that I've heard credited to Pixar is awesome. The entire season four of Arrested Development, well, the entire series perhaps, is this rule. That an lying doesn't help anything. The entire season was a string of reveals and tricks played on the viewer and it was so good. Much better than it should have been. But there was this tingling in the back of my skull that I wouldn't like it, so I put it off for far too long. That benefitted me none. It was super good and I'm glad I watched it.
However, coincidences can be boring or stupid and the twist in Dust: An Elysian Tail is a coincidence that is happy being both. I enjoyed how
RandomOldMan() appeared to talk about shit just said that I "must have a lot of questions". Thankfully, I had so many that he was kind enough to answer none of them when prompted. My progress percentage seems high enough that I am sure I'm at the cusp of beating this, and I'm okay with that.