Compare the gore from Gears 1-3 to the gore in Gears 5. Gears 5 gore looks like a bunch of playdough with red liquid inside of it.
In Gears 1 and 2 there were bones and organs when you gibbed somebody. The blood had way more crimson in it. In Gears 2 when you gibbed someone with the gnasher their entire mass was sent flying backwards. Every weapon had different gore. Blowing somebody up with the boomshot was completely different from blowing somebody up with the torque bow, vs grenades, vs a shotgun gib, etc. In Gears 1 when you got a sniper headshot the body would stand still for a second before crumpling to the ground. The gore in older Gears games was INFINITELY better than what we have now.
This may seem like I’m complaining over something that really doesn’t matter but let’s be honest, a lot of us were drawn to Gears in the first place in part because of the gore. It made the game stand out among the crowd and it was very well done. How in 14 years since Gears 1 was released has the gore gotten worse? Gore is a huge part of Gears of War and making kills satisfying is EXTREMELY important.
In the next Gears title gore needs to be a much bigger focus. TC struggles with immersion in general (atmosphere, gore, color palette, etc.) but in my opinion gore is the most important thing they need to get right. Killing somebody feels nowhere close as satisfying as it used to be.