The problem with intelligent players is that they can pick so many holes in even the most supposedly clever antagonist's plans that it makes criminal geniuses look like ridiculous caricatures with delusions of grandeur.
Oh wait. Perhaps it's because criminal geniuses are ridiculous caricatures with delusions of grandeur. Never mind then.
Padmé: ... Okay, so we've established that if we have two extra moons at the L4 and L5 points... we can slingshot—
Count Dookû: No, no, no! Ze moon, it will blow up ze ontire planet with ze beeg laser!
Padmé: Oh! That would be a lot easier.
Obi-Wan: Don't be ridiculous, Dookû. You'd need an impossible amount of power to do that.
Obi-Wan: Anyway, why should Palpatine build a superweapon? He's already the most powerful person in the Galaxy.
Count Dookû: Palpatine, 'e eez a villain!
Obi-Wan: And you expect me to believe you? Your droid and clone armies are poised to overthrow the Republic.
Count Dookû: Zese are not mah armies!
Obi-Wan: My mistake: Nute's and Jango's armies.
Obi-Wan: You really are, how you say... 'armless.