I'm not comparing this to the F4 intro, haven't watched it, but the New Vegas intro is dramatic in this particular campy way that suits it well, IMO. The I was left for dead revenge story sits perfectly in the thematic space between Las Vegas and Fallout's retro-50s humor. I didn't get the sense that it was trying to jerk emotions out of me. I guess it's the difference between drama and melodrama. First is good, second is bad.