Definitely! One of my favorite things I'm seeing now is how vibrant it all is. They're adding a lot of dynamic and detail to their worlds. Back when I played ToD, I loved the little robot folks wandering around Metropolis. Now that's increased by... a lot.
And also the Troglosaur that reaches in to have a bite. Fantastic!
In terms of story, I don't know how this game will hold up. It seems to be taking a lot from the PS4 title, but it can definitely learn from the future series and OGs.
The entire Future Saga was of course a beautiful story of family and friendship. It's a small piece we've had of Rift Apart so far, but I would agree they're hitting some themes we've already seen. But! I wouldn't cast a vote just yet. With these vibrant locations, the music, this quality of dialogue... for the first time since ACiT I'm seeing a game that is worthy.