The reason why I'm not recommending it for text games is because the features it has are made to help people who make platformer games in particular. It's easy to make levels, and to have a player with lives, and a score. These kinds of things.
In order to make a text game, you need to know the software's ins and outs, and all of its hidden quirks very well, or you'll end up with a lot of bugs that you won't know how to fix.
As long as you know how to use it, the software can be used to make any kinds of 2d games, because it's very versatile.