RPS has been my go to spot for reviews for the better part of three years now, so it's hard for me to remember that not giving games numbered ratings is an oddity within the review industry. Recently I began reviewing games for my student newspaper, naturally declining within my reviews to give an actual rating as I had by this point subconsciously began to believe that the rest of the world also read RPS.
I was shocked when my editors got in contact saying things like 'It's good, but next time could you put a rating between 1 and 5 stars' and 'Your article is nice, but without a rating it lacks direction'. The nerve! I have , in protest, obstinately posted my Skyrim review without a rating, throwing caution to the wind. Take that society!
tl;dr RPS broke me.