The only good thing is that the expansion does not completely remove the charm of the "vanilla" battles, with the engaging Wehrmacht vs US matches still being a possibility.
On the other hand, Tales of Valor's main argument for purchase is that it grants access to all the factions in multiplayer, with no need to buy the previous titles of the series, so those who just want to see what Company of Heroes has to offer online can consider this an interesting option.
+ Interesting multiplayer modes
+ Grants access to all the factions in multiplayer
- Short and uninteresting single-player campaigns
- Direct Fire is useless
- The new units aren't well balanced