Like I said, it's got Minecraft-esque crafting (and building) filled with AK and IED armed sociopath murder hobos.
It's also really difficult to kinda start since everyone of those murder hobos around you that's been playing forever kinda has a complete monopoly on things.
Imagine, you just spawned in DayZ on the beach, but you spawned without your rags, flare, shirt, pants, and shoes, and in the distance you see this towering monolith that looks like a toddler was handed a box of Legos with Lincoln logs and mega blocks in the mix. And as you approach out steps a fully kitted dude with a pristine, painted M4, an Alice pack, matching camo pants and shirt, ballistic vest, and he's flanked by two dudes with AKs, SVDs, and ghillie suits; and they're about to shoot you for getting too close to their keypad locked booby trapped mansion, but it doesn't matter because before they even raise their weapons a naked guy kills you with a hatchet.
So then you respawn and get captured by some slightly less geared guys with pipe guns, and spears, and they lock you in some cage with a bunch of other naked fresh spawns and tell you to fight for their entertainment underneath some crudely drawn vulgar sign. Then they kill you both because lol why not?
If, on the other hand, you fail to find anyone however it's likely you'll freeze to death, or be gunned down by the occasional passing AI helicopter.