Doesn't look like the same world with original anymore
I remember in the first film, things were still semi civilized. Max even began as a cop, there are vacation spots, men earning their living in an honest way.
But in this sequel there's nothing anymore, a desolate completely devoid of any reason. Did they explain why the change of scenery? Did Max come to scavenge on a different place?
For the record, though, I prefer the second setting.