I finally won a game of Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition! It uses the phase selection mechanisms from Puerto Rico / Race for the Galaxy and it's very important to pick the right phase (search for a card, play a card, produce resources, use actions) at the right time.
It's really different from ordinary Terraforming Mars. You don't get an engine going, and you need to do a lot of your actions with money instead of resources. But that's good. It doesn't make sense to have two games that play the same.