That Creeping Feeling

As game systems age new options become more and more powerful. The theory is that if new options are not more powerful there will be no incentive to buy more content as the existing options will be more useful. And thus all accessories and expansions must slowly creep the power level forward.

This does assume that making more powerful characters is the primary purpose for buying content. And it ignores that just increasing the options available to a character will make them more powerful, unlocking synergies and combos. Adding power creep on top of option creep is really a form of super creep.

Super creep likely having a popped “colla” and using bad lines in a dimly lit club.