Dynasty Warriors 5 features 3 different feudal clans fighting over china. You can choose from various officers of these factions; Wei, Shu, and Wu. Each faction has its own lively assortment of characters that you will learn about as you play through each officer's campaign. You can control the outcome of major battles and wars using your particular officer to slash through the enemy lines.
Here we go, so there are multiple different characters, each with different attack combos/skills in each clan. When you fight, you can control the camera view and you can shoot arrows. There is also an item you can pick up, that looks like a coin. Once, picked up, you can activate Musou Rage. Musou Rage enables you to hit way faster, and three times stronger. Once, activated, you immediately become awesome.