Weird comments aside, here's a little update.
I've been working on making the shield a more valuable option by making it effect pretty much everything. This means that any enemy that rushes at you will be stunned if you hold out your shield and let it smash into it. Also a ton of other things, especially suggestions and criticisms that have been given to me, have been fixed now. I also made the first miniboss slightly less difficult by simply putting it before the giant tree climbing part, so that if you lose on it, it doesn't take as much effort to get back for a rematch.
Also on this bottom screenshot, I've added a much needed feature, resetting the game. Holding Esc makes the game quit, and now if you hold F2, you can reset the game at any time. No more needing to close out the entire program or get a game over to get back to the title screen anymore!