I suppose Lunar Dragon Song is worse. I mean, I forgot almost everything about that game from the little I played it, and I'm glad I did.
I just don't like CT because I don't like non-random battles that much. I think Mario RPG is the only game that did seeable enemies on the screen most correctly. I also didn't think there was such an engrossing plot. I wasn't a huge fan of the characters. I think I liked Robo the best, and that's pretty bad because if I cared about the game deeply I'd probably like one of the more main people the best. I also thought the tech system was only so-so. Perhaps it would have worked better in a nice, fast-moving FF game, that had 4-5 allies per battle instead. I also didn't like the world map. No enemies, tiny sprites for characters. I pretty much liked nothing!
I wish I could fathom why the game is popular. With my mindset, I cannot possibly understand how it is good, but obviously a million gamers disagree with me. Obviously it is me and not a million gamers. So I don't know what the problem is...