With the event now coming to an end, I'll share my thoughts.
The outfits were well designed this time. The skel mermaid wasn't quite to my taste, but there's a few elements that I can recycle. That also left me with more time to explore other locations. I loved the rag doll outfit. I don't usually go for the more girly outfits, but with a Halloween spin, it was quite lovely. The skin was my favourite (particularly the face shadow), and I could finally have a pitch-black skin to use as a base for my monster outfits. The demon outfit (I'm ignoring the earlier controversy we had with that) was perfect. It's a very 'me' look and I'm really happy to add it to my closet.
I did manage to catch both companions. As a collector, I did spend far too much time on trying to catch them. The difficulty this year seemed a lot harder than previous years, which took away a lot of time and enjoyment.
Although we only had a map, I'm glad that Beemov seemed to listen to our call for it to come back. I'm not going to hold it against them because I know they are dealing with creating the new season (and the nasty thing that has currently put the world at a standstill). A game or two to pass the time would have been nice, to maybe win baits or an additional outfit. Definitely an illustration. Again though, this year is a special case, so we can't grumble too much.
Drop rates. Oof. I hit a snag during the middle of the event, some players are experiencing it, others have found everything with ease. It doesn't even seem isolated to lower-luck companions, as my Rex is a legendary with high luck. As much as I would like to hatch more event companions, their status isn't always apparent. For that reason, it's too much of a risk for me to rely on one for events, as lovely as they are.
I'm not sure if I can use my normal 'out of 10' score because I don't think that it would be fair for this year. I did enjoy it, but obviously it was lacking in a lot of areas. Again, I would have loved to have seen a final illustration but that's my main bugbear. And drop rates.