Imagine if season 3 had actually ended with Sam staring out at the headless statue of liberty with his hat in his hands. Maybe fading to black with some tiny hint that maybe Max might come back. Like hearing him laugh or something.
How would you have reacted to Telltale potentially killing off Max permanently? And at the least leaving us on such a tragic ending. I think I would have had to go drown myself out of sheer depression. :(