Just gave a try to eevee with this 2.5D scene, instead of traditionally building this kind of setup solely in After Effects.
Interactivity and ease of manipulation is just a bliss! What probably will take about an hour to properly setup in AE, here in Blender takes minutes. Proper reflections, fog and DOF is also a part of what you see in the viewport, while not affecting playback speed at all.
And while final touches and grading still done in AE, I know I’ll be using this approach a lot 🙂