> Please tell me if there is any cussing and how much blood and gore there is.
First off, keep in mind that Halo: Reach is rated M for “Blood and Violence”, NOT language, crude humor, sexual content, gore, alcohol, drugs, lyrics, etc. I would point your parents here for reference and a ratings summary:
I could certainly be more desensitized to it (and correct me if I’m wrong), but I don’t believe there’s much cussing if at all in Reach (let alone any Halo game). The worst that I can recall is perhaps a beaver “dam” or a Johnson “SOBs” comment. There are certainly not any f-bombs or the like. Again, I could be wrong, but it has never been Bungie’s intention to include much in the vain of cussing in their Halo games.
As for blood, your character is shooting aliens who have multicolored blood. You and your human squadmates will shed red blood as you become wounded, but alien blood is far more prevalent. In my experience, most folks seem to make a distinction between shooting humans in games and shooting aliens or other “monsters” in games. They tend to find the latter more acceptable than the former, but it really is up to you and your parents. As for gore, well, there aren’t any limbs being blown off as I recall (like in Call of Duty games).
With that said, Reach is a darker, more serious, more violent Halo than the ones of the past. Whereas many felt the first Halo games should have been rated Teen, perhaps it is more fitting that Reach is rated Mature.