“hurr hurr I dun liek goer cuz im on da high hawrs”
Dude, look. If there’s any shooter in fucking existence that’s out there that NEEDS some form of dismemberment, it’s Halo. The story calls for so much to be at stake, and yet NO one pays the price for anything! Halo 1 was the most brutal game, and it has a main character get assimilated into a parasitic mass of corpses, then a hole is punched in his face for a neuro implant. The game can’t flirt with shit that heavy and then just back off.
That being said, if Halo has gore, it should be in the vein of the human toughness of the Brothers in Arms with the intricacy of the Soldier of Fortune series (not fucking payback). Halo calls for “tasteful” realistic gore. Not all the red you’d see in a movie or average game dismemberment, but more of the yellows, oranges, and blues you’d see irl.