I definitely think breaks are good for my love of games. This last Thanksgiving break solidified it. I had grand delusions of bringing home my Switch and scraping up the last few Moons in Odyssey, and hauling my Xbox back home to show my dad Cuphead and… well I did none of that. All that stuff just sat in my bag as I took a break from games to just enjoy some quality time with friends and family. Then I got home to Assassin’s Creed and after five days away from any games I had the hunger.
There was also a period back in 2012 it was probably my lowest point with games in recent memory. It was a fine year, there was plenty of awesome stuff, but I was just burnt out. I played so much with my semester off of college that I just didn’t want to any more. So I didn’t. I didn’t play anything from like September to December. Then at the end of those threeish months Far Cry 3 had just come out and I figured I’d play it here and there. That period, the longest I had gone without playing any games since I was probably five, did SO much to recharge and reinvigorate my love that playing through FC3 was one of my most enjoyable experiences ever. It just felt good to be playing games again.
So yeah, I do my best now to take breaks, smaller ones, every couple weeks to just step away and do other stuff. I fall a bit behind on some big stuff, but boy it just makes them that much more fun.