The Mirrorball Man wrote:
Of all the things to complain about... Mos Eisley felt smaller because it was smaller and was intended to be smaller. Mos Espa in Episode I felt bigger because it was bigger and was intended to be bigger. I can't see how that makes one better than the other and how anyone would be eager to get back to a movie universe in which towns are smaller.
Because to me Mos Eisley (the pre-SE version at least) felt much more like a real place
. It was quiet and sparse, and there weren't tons of creatures and droids filling every inch of the screen and doing cute gags for the camera all the time.
The same goes for Yavin, and Hoth, and even Endor. They felt like real places you had just dropped in on (and not just because of the lack of CG either).
To be fair, that has a lot more to do with the difference between Core Worlds and the Outer Rim. We did not see any Core Worlds in the OT.
True, but I still think Lucas went a bit overboard with making every one of those planets so damn busy and overcrowded.