So I wound up incredibly bored at work, and decided to remake HL2’s menu screen in a more recent Valve style, based loosely around the way the Left 4 Dead series and Counter Strike: Global Offensive did theirs. Getting banned from the forum gave me plenty of time to refine it.
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And yes, it’s supposed to be that deeply orange tinted. I think it helps emphasize the series’ signature color, just as CS:GO did with blue/gray.
I’d still go so far as to call this an evolving work, as I think it could stand to improve. What do you guys think, though?