Some of my friends told me about a Mod called Day Z (it's a server game). It's about surviving a world full of zombies. However, the shtick of the game is "this just got real." The game is a modification (I heard) from military simulations, so it gives a realistic environment in which other players can hunt you down as zombies. According to my friends it is really scary because zombies can even hear the sounds of your footsteps. The sounds of gunfire is also realistic in its distance and proximity from you. In addition, you only have one life to live, or you have to restart the entire game. On top of avoiding/killing zombies you have to find food and water in order to survive. This adds to the intensity of the game.
Weigh in on what you think. Does more interactivity mean a better game? This debate has been raging on in class and Mr. Miyamoto from Nintendo might think less realistic games are the way to go.