What's wrong with binary choices?
They happen sometimes.
It's not about not being clever- it's about the odds stacked againts you by the forces that be that assail you.
For example, here's one choice I put on my players:
A powerful villain has sundered the chains of destiny on the ancient mythical snake beast, Niyradammar. It is a being of cosmic nature, entwined with the existences and fate of all mortal life- and it is it's duty to one day consume nearly all life once it is awakened, and return all souls to the One Above All, continuing the cycle of life, death and rebirth.
Prematurely awakened, the beast soon rouses- but for the moment, it is still mortal, as it gathers it's mighty cosmic strength.But if slain, the planet, and all it's inhabitants are doomed to never know cycle of life and rebirth, their spirits forever doomed to wander the planet, cut off from the One Above All.
So, they had a choise- allow the cosmic beast to do it's work and continue the cycle of death and rebirth- and guide the survivors to a new tomorrow-
Slay the snake now, and save all the millions if not a billion people on the planet- but doom their souls to never know a new life, forever to walk the underworld and never know peace.
My players made their choise.
What would you have done?