Ohhh shit I forget that FF movie killed all the profit Square had with games lolYou have it backwards. FF TSW put Square in dire financial straits in 2001, leading to the Enix merger in 2003. Despite any developmental hiccups, DQ had been outselling FF.
They were really in bankruptcy.
You are right… after that movie Square was in dire state.
Enix was not in a good situation either but at least it was way better than Square.